The son of a sharecropper who got an education and then a PHD… in corn?

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In 40 years I have interviewed amazing people and heard great stories. I have to say that Robert J Jones life is one of the best examples ever of how – anything is possible! He's the son of a sharecropper who got an education and then a PHD…in corn?

As a college professor and academic he also was a member of THE SOUNDS OF BLACKNESS and won 2 Grammys. Now as the Chancellor of the University of Illinois he's here with good news, and we could all use that!

Honoring Chancellor Jones's agricultural past and present, we hope you will help these fine organizations. 

Support the Farm Foundation and the National 4-H Council however you can!

Learn more about UofI and their record enrollment while other schools struggle 

Listen to The Sounds of Blackness features Robert Jones on their Grammy winning "The Evolution of Gospel" and hear their work here with Stevie Wonder on "Conversation Peace"

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