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EQUIPMENT COLLECTORS SHARE HISTORY IN UNIQUE WAYS Inside the June issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands May 17 

FCM June 11 cover 

Ford Conversion Makes its Mark on the Racetrack A Garretson, S.D., farmer retrofits his 1951 stock 8N Ford tractor with a 1968 Ford Mustang GT V8 engine and other racing gear to push-start sprint cars at the local racetracks.

Making a Museum — The Connecticut Antique Machinery Association morphed from a hobby club to a museum, with a permanent display on the same grounds as the Cream Hill School, one of the country’s first agricultural schools, and an annual fall festival. 

Lifetime Collection Showcases Lawn and Garden Tractors — A Tacoma, Wash., man has spent most of his life collecting and restoring lawn and garden tractors from almost every manufacturer, including every model Gibson produced. 

Weights and Measures Essential to Farm Operations — Trace the evolution of measuring land, fuel, crop harvests, animal weights and more – and the tools used for the job. 

About Farm Collector  
Farm Collector ( is a monthly publication celebrating vintage farm equipment. Since 1998, Farm Collector has featured unique collections, extensive renovation projects, early farm practices and related attractions. Enthusiasts also turn to Farm Collector for previews of notable shows and auctions, and extensive classified advertising.

About Ogden Publications Inc.  
Ogden Publications Inc. ( is the leading information resource serving the sustainable living, rural lifestyle, farm memorabilia and classic motorcycle communities. Key brands include Mother Earth News, Natural Home and Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also produces environmentally friendly housewares through Natural Home Products LLC, and provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.

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