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    A 'First' at a Farm Show

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on February 28, 2013

    During my whirlwind trip to Louisville for the National Farm Machinery Show, my friends at Woods Equipment gave me a call to stop by and when I entered the exhibit they promptly took me to a machine that had never been on display at the show - I was looking for new stuff. But in this case the product was a little more vintage. It was an early model Batwing mower the company had gussied up to show off in celebration of their 50th anniversary. The Batwing mower is a Woods trade name…

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    Farm Show Mood Upbeat

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on February 18, 2013

    Last week I talked about my whirlwind trip to Louisville for the National Farm Machinery Show and I can't believe how crowded by first-day visit to the show was. For some areas it felt more like a Thursday than a Wednesday for a veteran farm show visitor. Farmer-packed aisles made moving from one area to another more difficult and for many exhibitors I talked with - not all - the mood was upbeat. Coming off the worst Corn Belt drought in 50 years that was good news, but not…

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    Another Farm Show Trip Ahead...and I'm Excited

    Farmer Iron

     by Willie Vogt
     on February 11, 2013

    This week it's time to load up the clothes, the camera and the computer and head for Kentucky, my annual sojourn to this Mecca of farm equipment and technology all under one roof (or should I say under several roofs interlinked) - the National Farm Machinery Show. This year - for the first time - I'm limited to one day at the show. One long, intense day where I hope to see all I can and capture as much information for readers as possible. This event, which brings together pretty…

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