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Antique tractors and their stories

Michigan Farmer catches up with drivers after they crossed the Mackinac Bridge.

Jennifer Kiel, Editor, Michigan Farmer and Ohio Farmer

September 18, 2019

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Whether it be rustic or pristine, all antique tractors that meet the requirements are welcome to join the annual parade across the Mackinac Bridge. This year’s Mackinac Bridge Antique Tractor Crossing on Sept. 6 featured 1,168 tractors and an abundance of stories about their histories.

Michigan Farmer randomly interviewed several participants. Click on the slideshow to see what they had to say.

Amy Fedewa of St. Johns, Mich., contributed to this story.

About the Author(s)

Jennifer Kiel

Editor, Michigan Farmer and Ohio Farmer

While Jennifer is not a farmer and did not grow up on a farm, "I think you'd be hard pressed to find someone with more appreciation for the people who grow our food and fiber, live the lifestyles and practice the morals that bind many farm families," she says.

Before taking over as editor of Michigan Farmer in 2003, she served three years as the manager of communications and development for the American Farmland Trust Central Great Lakes Regional Office in Michigan and as director of communications with Michigan Agri-Business Association. Previously, she was the communications manager at Michigan Farm Bureau's state headquarters. She also lists 10 years of experience at six different daily and weekly Michigan newspapers on her impressive resume.

Jennifer lives in St. Johns with her two daughters, Elizabeth, 19, and Emily 16.

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