When I was a farmer, my brother and I did maintenance on our machinery during winter months to get ready for the coming season. That is just what I did today! I took my tractors from the shelf to inspect, dust and enjoy each of them. This time, I took one additional step. I took a photo of each of them. Now, I invite you to MY TRACTOR SHOW. Yeah--I know--it is on a much "smaller scale," but what can you expect? No admission charge--it's free!




If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands, I will send rain in its season, and the ground will yield its crops and the trees of the field their fruit. Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want and live in the safety of your land. (NIV) (Leviticus 26: 3-5)



MY TRACTOR SHOW is actually just a "lead-in" to a tribute to Iowa farmers! I grew up on a farm in the hill country of Western Iowa. Things have changed a lot since I was farming in the 50's. Farm technology has changed with the speed of light. I am very glad farm values have not! I am very happy to say that farmers I know still demonstrate the moral and ethical values that continue to make rural Iowa life a real treasure. Our Iowa farmers work hard to support their own families. Yet, that is not the end of the story! They also know there are millions of food deprived people throughout the world. Iowa farmers are eager to share their foodstuffs and technical knowledge with other people and nations to help solve this food shortage crisis. I want to express a sincere thanks and note of appreciation to all Iowa farmers. This extends to the thousands of people associated with agriculture related occupations. In closing, I think we all agree that no person in the world should go to bed hungry. Hayden Fry was so right with his great logo tribute to agriculture--"AMERICA NEEDS FARMERS."

  VIEWS OF A FARM BOY--Dedicated to promote Iowa agriculture and Iowa values.