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Kansas tractor club celebrates annual event with John Deere equipment

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

A number of John Deere tractors were featured at the event, and older pieces of farm equipment were towed by these machines.
A number of John Deere tractors were featured at the event, and older pieces of farm equipment were towed by these machines.

The popularity of used John Deere tractors is not something specific to a certain region in the U.S., but there are many areas where these machines represent a way of life.

One of these areas is Emporia, Kansas, where the Flint Hills Antique Power Association held its annual Plow Day and Tractor Show at Soden's Grove Park, the Emporia Gazette reported.

According to the news outlet, hundreds of people showed up to the event, which featured more than 40 antique tractors on display, 15 pieces of used farm equipment being driven around the grounds and a team of Belgian horses plowing a 60-acre field. While some spectators were there to see the machines, others simply wanted to learn about agriculture.

"We are doing it as an educational-type deal of how farming was," Walt Henrie, who is on the Antique Power Association’s board, told the Gazette.

A number of John Deere tractors were featured at the event, and older pieces of farm equipment were towed by these machines.

A previous article in the Gazette noted that the organization celebrated its 10th anniversary in 2009.

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