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Inside the October issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands Sept. 22
New national poultry museum opens, Australian convoy makes its way across the U.S., collectors restore rare tractors and more

October 2009 cover image

New Poultry Museum Gives Something to Crow About — The Bonner Springs, Kan.,-based National Poultry Museum at the Agricultural Hall of Fame celebrates the evolution of the poultry industry. Page 14

Australian Tractor Trekkers Wind Their Way Across America — Fourteen Australians driving vintage Chamberlain tractors across U.S. wagon trails find hospitality, enthusiasm and fried chicken along the way. Page 34 

Couple Restores Rare 1922 Wetmore Tractor  A Worthing, S.D., couple spends 16 years restoring and researching the history of a one-of-a-kind Wetmore tractor. Page 28

Collectors Swap Rare Allis-Chalmers 15-25 and Frick 15-28 — A Callaway, Minn., man trades an Allis-Chalmers 15-25 for one of two known Frick 15-28 tractors, then spends years restoring the Frick. Page 20

Demand for Disc Blades Creates New Steel Process — In the mid-1800s, farmers’ need for durable disc blades leads to new processes to create stronger steel. Page 10

 and much more …

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

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