08/20/16  •  Des Moines

Finding yourself on the back of a tractor

Joyce Knock grew up on a farm, but it wouldn't be until later in life that she realized how much the lessons of her father, often delivered from the back of a tractor, affected her life.

From the event: Being Iowan

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Joyce Knock

Joyce Knock, a retired educator, is the author of two children’s books, “I am NOT dumb and I am NOT a stinky butt!” and “I am kinda shy and quiet. Is something wrong with me?” An active volunteer, she mentors an adult student in the Drake University Reading Program, serves as a relief manager at the Ronald McDonald House and assists in the library at the women’s prison in Mitchellville. She enjoys playing tennis, gardening and mastering duplicate bridge.

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