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Contact: Leslie McManus, editor, 309-207-0700,
Richard Backus, editor in chief: 785-274-4383,

Inside the April issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands March 17


 Record-setting threshing event, vintage wagons, Oliver tractor collection and more


Thresheree Club Breaks Record - Wisconsin’s Rock River Thresheree Inc. breaks the record for the largest threshing event with 29 vintage separators powered by 28 steam traction engines and one gas-powered tractor, followed by 29 vintage gas-powered tractors and separators. Page 24

Former Educator Now Schools Public About Early Agriculture - Don McKinley, Quincy, Ill., uses his 5,700-square-foot museum to educate visitors on agriculture evolution over the past 75 years. McKinley’s museum centers on 1930s farm equipment with his restored 1936 John Deere B at the heart of the displays.  Page 20

Tips to Identify Vintage Wagons - The lack of accurate published material on vintage wagon manufacturers makes it hard for collectors to identify valuable wagons. Farm Collector provides useful tips to help you identify an imposter. Page 12 

Passion for Oliver Tractors -The Mevissen family of Anoka, Minn., makes restoring vintage Oliver tractors a family pastime. Page 28

The “Farm Toy Capital of the World” - Sam Moore attends the National Farm Toy Show in Dyersville, Iowa. Billed as the “toy capital of the world,” thousands attend the event to purchase and admire new and antique farm toys and pedal tractors. 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.