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Inside the April issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands Mar. 13

Farm Collector April 2012 Issue Cover 

Pair of Northwest Hobbyists Stand Tall in Old Iron Hobby At 88 and 85, two men from Grangeville, Idaho, and Fairfield, Wash., remain interested in new finds, carefully managing extensive collections and skillfully coaxing antiques back to life. 

Ohio Show Caters to Kids Held in August at the Morrow County Fairgrounds in Ohio, “Farm Days” offers several events and exhibits designed to introduce children to the farming equipment and practices of yesteryear.

Cast Iron Seats, Toolboxes and More Find a Home in Iowa Collection The president of the Cast Iron Seat Collectors Assn. pays tribute to agriculture’s past by showcasing his collection of cast iron farm equipment seats in his Blue Grass, Iowa, home.

Wisconsin Craftsman Builds Flawless Cockshutt Replica Having built carriages, sleds, pedal cars and scale-model reproductions of Cretors popcorn wagons, this collector progressed to tractors, starting with a perfect 1/2-scale Cockshutt CO-OP Model E3. 

Frick Company’s Ability to Adapt Led to Long Run — In the conclusion of his 2-part series on the Frick Co., columnist Sam Moore discusses how the company’s expansion into the refrigeration industry built a strong foundation for lasting success. 

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 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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