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CONTACTS:Leslie McManus, editor: (309) 207-0700,                   
Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: (785) 274-4304, 

Inside the March issue of Farm Collector
, on newsstands Feb. 15 

  FCM March 2011 cover 

Community Tradition Created Strong Farmer Bond — Editor Leslie McManus explores how threshing rings brought farmers together and, unlike most modern technology, helped to preserve cooperative patterns. 

Restoring a 1930s Treasure — An Idaho family works together to rescue and restore a Caterpillar 22 gasoline tractor.   

Windrower Discovered in Perfect Condition — An Iowa man finds a PTO-driven 12-foot John Deere windrower, sitting untouched for 40 years.  

Collector Restores Rare Find — A South Dakota collector handcrafts unique parts to complete his 1885 J.I. Case agitator thresher model.  

Early Allis-Chalmers Roto-Baler Launched Progressive Approach — A Minnesota man’s 1949 Allis-Chalmers Model 10 Roto-Baler shows that it was a time- and labor-saving design in its time. 

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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