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Inside the March issue of Farm Collector, on newsstands Feb. 17


Mainly Massey  A Minnesota man fell in love with Massey-Harris tractors as a child. Now he owns 17 of them that he has been restoring with his son since the early 1990s. Page 24 

Turning Old Iron into Wood  California artist Lino Giovacchini turns his childhood love of farm machinery into vintage tractor models made from wood  complete with movable parts. Page 28

Off the Beaten Path  When the traditional farm show season is over, look for regional festivities like Fort Christmas, Fla.’s Cracker Christmas, a unique festival with vintage farm machinery and antique cars, as well as insight into early Florida settlers’ life. Page 36 

A Famous Original  Jim Smith, Ft. Wayne, Ind., owns 20 stationary engines, the oldest of which is a 1909 IHC Famous 3 hp vertical in pristine condition. Page 40 

That’s All, Folks  Eight farmers in Nemaha, Iowa, cap a 10-year square-dancing stint  all done with vintage Farmall tractors. Page 16 

Restored Relic  Jim Lacey, Dell Rapids, S.D., carefully moves and restores a 14-foot granary. Page 45

… 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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