“We are pleased to work with the American Doorstop Project and its coordinators and endorse their efforts to showcase Montana's number one industry and the significant role Montanans have contributed to our nation's agricultural history,” says Charlene Porsild, President and CEO of Montana History Foundation. “We believe it's important to collect these stories and record this history before they are lost forever.”
Dobson says funds received through the Montana History Foundation will help the team elaborate each story within the American Doorstop Project to be accompanied by website links, video vignettes, integrated social media channels, national and community engagement events, signage, and oral history narratives.
"Montana is a leader and diverse in its production of commodities that feed the nation and the world," says Dobson, a third generation eastern Montanan. "It is also rich in providing abundant human resources who from their well-spring of 'Big Sky' learning and living can make an impact nationally."
The American Doorstop Project team will continue to travel the United States to research, collect and preserve the stories that shaped the development of American Agriculture through the Agrarian Discipline. As the creators of www.YourOnePowerfulVoice.com, Dobson and Lamp also recently worked with filmmaker Conrad Weaver of ConjoStudios, LLC, serving as national coordinators for the Great American Wheat Harvest documentary film, which received a 2015 Mid-America Regional EMMY® Award for Best Documentary-Cultural. The team currently works as the strategic planning partners for the U.S. Custom Harvesters, Inc., and will help the organization launch its Strategic Plan 2016-2020.