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Tractor valentines: It's really a thing and someone's done most of the work for you.

Holly Spangler, Senior Editor, Prairie Farmer

January 24, 2016

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This is going to be short and sweet but important: someone has created farm kid valentines. Check them out.  They are darling and easy and I'm pretty sure your farm boy or girl will love them. 

Print them on white paper for a boy, pink for a girl. Done. The only thing they can't help you with is if you are a die-hard red equipment family. And I'm sorry about that. 

And if you're feeling craftier? Check out all that Pinterest has to offer for tractor Valentines. There's something for any manner of crafty skill...or time commitment.

I would be all over those tractor boxes, but my farm boy will be spending his Valentine party day at the National Farm Machinery Show. I thought he might be a little disappointed to miss his party but no. "Eh. That's ok," he said to me. Zillions of square feet of equipment will do that to a boy. 

About the Author(s)

Holly Spangler

Senior Editor, Prairie Farmer, Farm Progress

Holly Spangler has covered Illinois agriculture for more than two decades, bringing meaningful production agriculture experience to the magazine’s coverage. She currently serves as editor of Prairie Farmer magazine and Executive Editor for Farm Progress, managing editorial staff at six magazines throughout the eastern Corn Belt. She began her career with Prairie Farmer just before graduating from the University of Illinois in agricultural communications.

An award-winning writer and photographer, Holly is past president of the American Agricultural Editors Association. In 2015, she became only the 10th U.S. agricultural journalist to earn the Writer of Merit designation and is a five-time winner of the top writing award for editorial opinion in U.S. agriculture. She was named an AAEA Master Writer in 2005. In 2011, Holly was one of 10 recipients worldwide to receive the IFAJ-Alltech Young Leaders in Ag Journalism award. She currently serves on the Illinois Fairgrounds Foundation, the U of I Agricultural Communications Advisory committee, and is an advisory board member for the U of I College of ACES Research Station at Monmouth. Her work in agricultural media has been recognized by the Illinois Soybean Association, Illinois Corn, Illinois Council on Agricultural Education and MidAmerica Croplife Association.

Holly and her husband, John, farm in western Illinois where they raise corn, soybeans and beef cattle on 2,500 acres. Their operation includes 125 head of commercial cows in a cow/calf operation. The family farm includes John’s parents and their three children.

Holly frequently speaks to a variety of groups and organizations, sharing the heart, soul and science of agriculture. She and her husband are active in state and local farm organizations. They serve with their local 4-H and FFA programs, their school district, and are active in their church's youth and music ministries.

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