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Northeast greets holiday season with lights, flowers, tractorsNortheast greets holiday season with lights, flowers, tractors

Slideshow: From holiday tractor parades to poinsettias in greenhouses, the holidays and winter are special in farm country.

Chris Torres

December 20, 2019

9 Slides

Winter can be a tough season. It’s cold, almost nothing is growing and the nights can seem endless.

But there is also something beautiful about winter, especially around the holidays.

Cows, sheep and horses still enjoy being outside, even if the weather is frightful. Farmers stay as busy as ever with machine maintenance and getting ready for the tax season.

Even for those who don’t like the cold weather, some people have come up with neat ways to celebrate winter’s arrival and the holidays.

Happy holidays from the American Agriculturist. Check out this slideshow of how local communities celebrate the holidays and winter’s arrival in the Mid-Atlantic and Northeast.

Consider this a holiday gift!

About the Author(s)

Chris Torres

Editor, American Agriculturist

Chris Torres, editor of American Agriculturist, previously worked at Lancaster Farming, where he started in 2006 as a staff writer and later became regional editor. Torres is a seven-time winner of the Keystone Press Awards, handed out by the Pennsylvania Press Association, and he is a Pennsylvania State University graduate.

Torres says he wants American Agriculturist to be farmers' "go-to product, continuing the legacy and high standard (former American Agriculturist editor) John Vogel has set." Torres succeeds Vogel, who retired after 47 years with Farm Progress and its related publications.

"The news business is a challenging job," Torres says. "It makes you think outside your small box, and you have to formulate what the reader wants to see from the overall product. It's rewarding to see a nice product in the end."

Torres' family is based in Lebanon County, Pa. His wife grew up on a small farm in Berks County, Pa., where they raised corn, soybeans, feeder cattle and more. Torres and his wife are parents to three young boys.

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