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Hoosier Perspectives: In this edition of Spotted … in Indiana: Two eagle-eye readers found the attractive pedal tractor display that I couldn’t find again.

Tom J. Bechman

September 28, 2023

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A pedal tractor on display decorated with florals
ATTENTION-GETTER: This creative display of a pedal tractor of sorts sits alongside Highway 14 between Rochester and Winamac, Ind.Mark Wise

The “Spotted … in Indiana” column in the September issue of Indiana Prairie Farmer laid down a challenge. Could anyone find the super-cool yard display along a farmstead in northern Indiana that I knew I drove by, but couldn’t find again when I came back looking for it?

The first two people who did so and provided evidence through photos were Mark Wise, Claypool, Ind., and Terry West, Lafayette, Ind. That’s good spotting — and thanks for proving it existed!

“We found it driving home from Rochester to Winamac after my wife’s family reunion,” Wise says. Both Wise and West hoped the display was the one I was looking for. Indeed, it was.

I was heading to Winamac earlier this summer to judge crops and garden projects at the Pulaski County Fair when I spotted the display out of the corner of my eye. Running with no time to spare, I didn’t stop to take a picture of it. I planned to stop on the way home.

Best laid plans … on the drive back, I got engrossed searching for interesting crops pictures and must have been looking at fields instead of keeping my eyes open for intricate decorations in yards and barnyards. I missed it.

We’ll send both Wise and West $25 gift cards for being astute enough to bail me out, proving the display existed and sharing the find with everyone.

If you find something unusual along Indiana’s roadways, send us a quality, horizontal picture. If it appears in the column, you will receive a $25 gift card. Email to [email protected]. Happy spotting!

About the Author(s)

Tom J. Bechman

Editor, Indiana Prairie Farmer, Farm Progress

Tom J. Bechman is editor of Indiana Prairie Farmer. He joined Farm Progress in 1981 as a field editor, first writing stories to help farmers adjust to a difficult harvest after a tough weather year. His goal today is the same — writing stories that help farmers adjust to a changing environment in a profitable manner.

Bechman knows about Indiana agriculture because he grew up on a small dairy farm and worked with young farmers as a vocational agriculture teacher and FFA advisor before joining Farm Progress. He works closely with Purdue University specialists, Indiana Farm Bureau and commodity groups to cover cutting-edge issues affecting farmers. He specializes in writing crop stories with a focus on obtaining the highest and most economical yields possible.

Tom and his wife, Carla, have four children: Allison, Ashley, Daniel and Kayla, plus eight grandchildren. They raise produce for the food pantry and house 4-H animals for the grandkids on their small acreage near Franklin, Ind.

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