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Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: (785) 274-4304, 

Inside the May issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands April 19 

 May 2011 FCM cover GOOD 

Tool Evolution — By listening to customers, Planet Jr. changed its seeders, drills and wheel hoes frequently and quickly to become top-of-the-line tools for both small farmers and gardeners. 

The Tractor Tradition — A Kentucky man shares how two Oliver 500 tractors, one that died in his childhood and one he restored later in life, brought him and his father together. 

Egg Scales Make the Grade — An egg scale collection offers insight as to how eggs were weighed and graded in the early 1900s. 

Remembering the Rosenthal A Minnesota man recalls the perfect efficiency of a near-perfect condition Rosenthal corn husker/shredder.

Threshing in the 1920s Original photos from 1920 show the challenges of a wheat harvest high above Snake River Canyon in the Inland Empire. 

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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 & Garden, Utne Reader, Capper’s and Grit. Ogden Publications also provides insurance and financial services through its Capper’s Insurance Service division.