XENIA — Farm tractors sold in the 1950s exhibited radical changes in design from earlier tractors used in agriculture. Tractors used in agriculture entered the golden age after World War II as the country now had the capability to design equipment to help farmers farm more land quicker. Dan Robinette will show some of these changes in design of farm tractors at the Aug. 25 meeting of Greene County Farm Forum.
Robinette along with thousands of farmers across America has collected some of these old tractors they grew up using and playing with as children. To illustrate the new designs in the tractors of the 1950s Dan and Ron Johannes will have a 1951 Oliver, 1954 Farmall, John Deere Model A and Ford or Ferguson tractor of that era at the meeting to show some of the changes. Dan also collects toy tractors from the 1950s and will have some on hand to illustrate how the toy market has mirrored the changes in tractors and farm machinery of that time as well.
The Aug. 25 Greene County Farm Forum meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m.in the Union United Methodist Church located, 393 Washington Road. Cost is $10 per person which includes a meal. For reservations contact Paul Ayres at 937-352-6379 or email him at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than noon Aug. 21. The meeting is open to the public.