March Issue of Farm Collector Magazine is A Real Winner

Reader Contribution by Hank Will and Editor-In-Chief
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The March issue of <a href=”http://www.farmcollector.com/” target=”_blank”>Farm Collector Magazine</a> just resurfaced on my desk; there is something about the Massey-Harris Pony on the cover that makes me smile. It&rsquo;s true that I am especially partial to International Harvester tractors, but I really like the little Pony because it reminds me of the Farmall Cub. If ever there was a cute tractor, this is it.</p>
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<em>Farm Collector</em> is one of my favorite magazines because it honors the people, machinery and companies that coalesced to form the firm foundation of world-wide agriculture. The March issue has a great story on William Galloway and his implement company. Who among old-iron enthusiasts wouldn&rsquo;t love to own a nicely preserved Galloway tractor or engine?</p>
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<p>My favorite story in this issue has to be Loretta Sorensen&rsquo;s tribute to the Farmall Promenade &hellip; a tractor square dancing troupe from Iowa that has entertained thousands of spectators around the country for a decade. The group&rsquo;s final performance was last August, but you can&nbsp;<a href=”http://www.youtube.com/view_play_list?p=053632B64AA60530″ target=”_blank”>see a video of their performance art here</a>. I am trying to be partial here, but it is true that Farmall was an IH brand.</p>
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<p>The March issue&rsquo;s centerfold is a facsimile of a breathtaking 1928 Case Plow Co. ad. Wow, what is it about agricultural-ephemera that is so compelling. Although, I will admit that I cannot imagine operating a triple hitch, much less any horse-drawn turning plow, the image is of a place that I would like to see. And it is every bit as worthy of hanging on my wall at home as the few pieces of original art we own.</p>
<p>If you are at all interested in the way things were handled, down on the farm in days gone by, or in learning more about your rich agricultural heritage, check out <a href=”http://www.farmcollector.com/”>Farm Collector Magazine</a>. If you hunt around on the Farm Collector website, I suspect you will find a subscription offer that is hard to resist. I say don&rsquo;t resist &hellip; give yourself a treat today.</p>
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<a href=”http://www.grit.com/biographies/oscar-h-will” target=_self>Hank Will</a>
<em> raises hair sheep, heritage cattle and many varieties of open-pollinated corn with his wife, Karen, on their rural Osage County, Kansas farm. His home life is a perfect complement to his professional life as editor in chief at GRIT and Capper’s Farmer magazines. Connect with him on </em>
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