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Brandy Ernzen, brand manager: 785-274-4304, 

Inside the February issue of
Farm Collector, on newsstands Jan. 20

 February 2015 Farm Collector cover, with gray and red tractors

Family Finds New Home for Rare Ford Combine – When two Minnesota brothers sell the 1959 Ford 611 self-propelled combine passed down from their great-uncle, they learn only 51 were made, and they come to appreciate their uncle’s meticulous maintenance practices.

Club Tractor Display Draws Rare, Unusual Tractors – The 2014 Sandwich Early Tractor Days in Sandwich, Illinois, counted a 1950 Wards tractor, a 1948 Cletrac HG, and a 1950 Farmall Model C white demonstrator among its hundreds of displays.

International Harvester and Willys’ Marriage of Convenience – During the Great Depression, both IH and Willys-Overland needed to boost sales, bringing them together to create the D-1, a light-duty truck. The partnership kept Willys-Overland afloat until 1933, after which IH purchased the rights to the design and turned it into its K-1 through K-5 truck lines.

Steam School Is in Session – Six steam schools across the country will offer courses in 2015 to teach steam engine operation and safety.

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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