FARM LIFE NEWS
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Gregg Hillyer Progressive Farmer Editor-in-Chief
Tue Dec 24, 2013 01:53 PM CST

There's a popular bumper sticker in farm country that proclaims: "A boy never forgets the first girl he kissed and the first tractor he drove." John Harvey admits memories of adolescent amour are a bit foggy, but not his first time on a tractor seat.

"I remember it well," says Harvey, who grew up on a northwest Missouri farm and had a successful career in ag communications. "It was a John Deere L -- a tiny thing. Riding lawn mowers today have as much or more horsepower. But sitting on my uncle's lap while gripping the steering wheel was a ...

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