Rural Lifestyle Dealer editors encounter a variety of articles, social media posts, podcasts and videos that offer a unique look at various aspects of the rural lifestyle market. Here is our favorite content from the past week:


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A Rural Lifestyler Less Than Pleased With His Purchase ...

During a phone call last week, our friend, contributing writer, Rural Lifestyle Dealer program judge and retired farm equipment executive Charlie Glass shared his newest YouTube series with us, called “Charlie’s Tales.” Charlie’s been entertaining us with his stories since we met him at our first Farm Equipment Manufacturers Assn. Convention in 2004. Many of Charlie’s stories stem from growing up on a rural lifestyle farm in the 1940s-1950s. In this 6-minute video, Charlie tells of defining moment in his family’s purchase for their rural lifestyle farm. As you’ll learn, hobby farmers having second thoughts on their purchases is nothing new.

 


Dressed to Impress

Pape Machinery shared this photo on Facebook last week. The contributor, Richard Hain, wrote, “I offer this photo today for Mower May. The driver of this 110 is Ralph Hughes who was the editor of The Furrow and also at times worked in the Deere advertising department. About 25 years after this photo was taken he would write quite a few articles for Green Magazine."

 


OPE — Not Just for Yard Work

The Outdoor Power Equipment Institute tweeted this photo highlighting how firefighters depend on out door power equipment like chainsaws to keep in the arsenal of tools to help keep people safe.

 


Deere Has Fun with Tweets About Partnership with Busch Light

Busch Light and John Deere are joining forces this season to benefit Farm Rescue, a non-profit that provides immediate aid to farmers who have experienced hardship. Deere has some fun and asks that you find another way to describe a 24-pack of beer other than calling it a case. 

 


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