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

Inside the December issue of
Farm Collector, on newsstands Nov. 18

 December 2014 Farm Collector cover, with draft horses

Minnesota Man Converts Research and Preparation into Parade Commentary – A shy tractor enthusiast filled in for a parade announcer 26 years ago. Today, he emcees multiple antique tractor parades each year, using research and a great memory to add details about each entrant. 

Female Fergie Owner Focuses on Fun, Fundraising – While men comprise the bulk of antique farm equipment collectors, one North Wales woman uses her vintage Ferguson to have fun, build community and fundraise for local charities.

Missouri Man Collects What May Be the Smallest Farm Equipment – An octogenarian who grew up shucking corn by hand and farming with horses now collects corn husking pegs and hooks.

Corn Items Collectors Take a Broad Look at Antique Farm Hobby – Members of the Corn Items Collectors Assn. demonstrate and display items used in planting and harvesting corn, from pre-Civil War corn shellers, to belt buckles and toy trucks once used as seed dealer premiums.

Holiday Gift Ideas for Old Iron Enthusiasts – Farm Collector’s editors offer book and calendar gift ideas for antique farm equipment collectors of all ages.

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, Mother Earth Living, Utne Reader, Capper’s Farmer 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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