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Jerry Apps

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Author Jerry Apps

Award-winning Wisconsin author Jerry Apps has written more than 40 nonfiction and fiction books, including 20—and counting—published by the Wisconsin Historical Society Press. Born and raised on a central Wisconsin farm, Jerry is a former county extension agent and professor emeritus at the University of Wisconsin College of Agriculture and Life Sciences in Madison, where he taught for thirty years. Today he works as a rural historian, creative writing instructor, and full-time writer. He has created five documentaries with Wisconsin Public Television, has won several awards for his writing, and won a regional Emmy Award for the TV documentary A Farm Winter. He and his wife, Ruth, divide their time between their home in Madison and their farm, Roshara, in Waushara County.

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