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Farm Life

Life on the land, farm shows, lessons from the past and more

Asking for the Farmer's Trust

By the Farm Collector staff

In this chromolithograph from 1889, Adriance, Platt & Co. tried to relay a sense of trust and confidence using children.

The Beginning of the End of the Threshing Ring

Story by Wilfrid Vittetoe

Wilfrid Vittetoe recalls memories of threshing rings from his childhood in the 1930s.

Farmer Newstyle and Farmer Oldstyle

By Sam Moore

Sam Moore shares a poem about an old Scottish farmer conversing with a younger farmer written and published in 1920.

Signs of the Times in Rural America

Story and photos by Clell G. Ballard.

Speaking the same language is sometimes difficult between urban dwellers and folks who live in the rural areas of our country.


Perpetual Motion Machine Remains Elusive Prize

Column by Sam Moore.

Many inventors over the centuries have tried to create a perpetual motion machine but all have failed.

Manufacturer and Inventor James Oliver

Story by Robert N. Pripps.

Entrepreneur James Oliver built a successful company on the back of the humble plowshare from modest beginnings.

Dan Patch: A Tale of Farm, Fortune and Farm Equipment

Story by Leslie C. McManus.

A Minneapolis entrepreneur and promoter sensed potential in the famed racehorse Dan Patch, whose name was on various farm equipment and more.

Recent Issue Spurs Memories of the Farm

Submitted by John Heath.

A reader shares a few memories of growing up on the farm, sparked by the March 2019 issue of Farm Collector.


Farm Collector April 16Farm Collector is a monthly magazine focusing on antique tractors and all kinds of antique farm equipment. If it's old and from the farm, we're interested in it!

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