The 1980’s farm crisis caused a lot of struggle in Posey County, Indiana as well as across rural America. For our line of the Wilson family, it resulted in bankruptcy and the end of a seven-generation family farm. This presentation will provide a personal account of farm life prior to 1980’s, the experience of a farm bankruptcy and how our family has moved pass the loss in order to redefine our family legacy. A slide presentation will be included with relevant pictures of the Wilson/Manning family.
Robin (Manning) Sanabria is from Posey County and was raised on a farm in Lynn Township. She graduated from Mt. Vernon Senior High School. She earned a Bachelor’s degree from the University of Evansville, and a Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology from Indiana State University. She retired with 27 years of federal service (Veterans Affairs, Federal Bureau of Prisons, and Department of Defense) in April of 2019. She is currently employed as a staff psychologist at the University of Southern Indiana in the Counseling Center. Her husband, Tony, is retired from the U.S. Army, and they have 2 children, Virginia and Andrew.