• Tyler Harris

    Looking Back At The First Nebraska Tractor Tests

    Town and Country

     by Tyler Harris
     on August 23, 2013

    With the launch of the new Gleaner combines in Wichita, and the Farm Progress Show next week, I've been spending a lot of time around new machinery lately. While progress is linear by definition, it's impossible to know how far we've progressed without looking at where we started and the steps we've taken along the way. As I've mentioned before, farmers love their antique iron, which is understandble, considering the major milestones along the way. Looking back…

    Continue Reading


  • Tyler Harris

    Ag Is Something State Rivals Have In Common

    Town and Country

     by Tyler Harris
     on August 14, 2013

    It's not often that I make it out to my old stomping grounds in Johnson County, Iowa. When I do, like I did last week, it's usually a several-day trip, being about a five-hour drive from Kansas City. I've seen plenty of ANF insignia all over Iowa, but I definitely notice a higher concentration when I make the trip out east. I'm not referring to Abercrombie and Fitch – as most Iowa farmers (and many Hawkeyes) know, this stands for America Needs Farmers. Most people…

    Continue Reading


  • Tyler Harris

    Antique Tractors Aren't Just For Show

    Town and Country

     by Tyler Harris
     on August 6, 2013

    Last week I had the opportunity to tour the northwest Missouri countryside on the 2013 Northwest Missouri Young Farmer and Young Farm Wives Tour. The tour kicked off at College Park Pavilion at Northwest Missouri State University in Maryville with an antique tractor show, complete with Allis-Chalmers, Farmalls, John Deeres, and Olivers. These restored antiques are more than just eye candy for farmers, especially those who grew up with them. Farmers love their iron, but these antique…

    Continue Reading