Minnesota threshing bee brings crowds, vintage tractors
The Butterfield Thresherman's Association recently hosted their 45th annual Threshing Bee, as visitors from all over the state came to see the antique tractors perform a variety of tasks and challenges, according to Agri News.
More than 8,000 people showed up to see the variety of used farm equipment and their enthusiastic owners link the vintage tractors to the threshing machines at a large field in Butterfield, reported the news source.
"The site of the show was land given to the city of Butterfield in 1941 by A.R. Voss, a railroad man," Howard Madson, President of the Butterfield Threshermen's Association, told Agri News. "It includes 163 acres, some of which is farmed and the balance used as Voss Park. It was changed into park use in 1967 when the show was started."
There were a variety of John Deere tractors, ranging in model year and type, that pulled the machines across the Minnesota field, reported the news source.
The Butterfield Threshermen's Association is a group that has been around since 1967 and has a board that is directed by nine individuals, according to the organization's website.