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Inside the April issue of
Farm Collector, on newsstands March 18

 Farm Collector April issue cover

Three Generations Keep Collector’s Dream Alive – A Minnesota man wills his tractor collection, including a pair of Wallises, to family members. The man knew his family would continue to bond over getting the pieces ready for the annual Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Show after he died.

British Event Keeps Steam Plowing Alive – The 7th Great Challenge competition showcased the best of English topsoil plowing using steam engines dating as far back as the 1870s.

Michigan Couple’s Antique Mower Collection Paints a Rainbow – Rather than collect one line of mowers and garden tractors, a Michigan man opts for “funky,” colorful pieces.

Overby Brothers Came Up With a Better Way to Pick Corn – John and Theodore Overby of South Dakota, with less than 16 years of formal education between them, designed and built a complex corn picker in 1904.

Minneapolis-Moline Collectors Come Out in Force for Annual Show – Even though heavy rains left fields too muddy for a plowing demonstration, collectors displayed more than 120 MM tractors and related equipment at the 2013 National Prairie Gold Rush Summer Convention in South Dakota.

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 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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