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ISSUE DATE: 12/23/2013

Lifetime passion for antique iron

By Doug Rich

It was a cold, wet morning and the old Oliver 1950 GM was slow to start. Bill Reitz sprayed a little encouragement into the intake manifold, cranked the engine one more time, and the big Detroit diesel engine roared to life.

Bill Reitz bought his first tractor, an unstyled Allis Chalmers WC, when he was 14 years old, beginning a lifelong passion for antique tractors and machinery.

“Tractors have been part of my life ever since I was big enough to get on one,” Reitz said.

Reitz spent a lot of time as a young man working with his father’s uncle, Paul Gibb, helping him on his farm in western Missouri.

“I have his tractor, a 1951 Minneapolis Moline ZA, in my barn,” Reitz said. “I bought it at his farm auction when I was 16 years old.”


AgriLife Research scientist investigating benefits of glutamate
Beginning ag teachers develop financial skills, ignite engagement in rural communities
COGCC toughens spill reporting regulations
Committee passes legislation to ease burden of SPCC program
Farm bill negotiations continue along with 2008 law
Find your inner Scrooge to save on taxes this year
Futurist: Technology can help rural America attract young people
K-State to lead global food security program on reducing post-harvest loss
Lifetime passion for antique iron
New research reveals insights on consumer demands for transparency on food
Prepare now for winter storms
Regional food hub feasibility studies launched
Rural communities to participate in regional obesity prevention program
Selling at auctions is our profession
Stout Center matching donation program valid until the end of this year
USDA announces funding to improve rural housing
USDA overhauls Single Family Housing Guaranteed Loan Program


2014 KSU Sorghum Production Schools planned
AFR/OFU state speech contest winners announced
Ag law specialist: Don't wait to plan your estate
Ag Profitability Conference in Oakley to cover water policy, rental rates, grain outlook
Allergenic properties of proteins in browned peanuts
Arkansas watersheds workshops set for Melbourne, Smackover
ASA joins coalition supporting unified farm bill
Biodiesel industry calls on supporters to weigh in on RFS
Colorado Corn honors companies, individuals
Colorado landowners encouraged to apply for EQIP and WHIP funding
'Coolbean the Soybean' brings agronomy to life for children
Directors elected to the Nebraska Soybean Board
Drew Lock named new YF&R chair
Farmers encouraged to connect with consumers at CO Ag Classic
Fremont Corn Expo offers ideas, strategies to remain competitive
GrassWorks Weed Wiper controls weeds
Grow for the Green Soybean Yield Contest winners announced
High yield, water efficiency of drought-tolerant wheat due to higher biomass
High-frying doughnut maker gets behind high oleic soybean oil
Holloway hired as AgriLife Extension agent in Hemphill County
Kansas Soybean Expo 2014 to share opportunities, vision for farmers
Kansas Wheat groups review 2013 endeavors
Lower grain prices expected; acres planted may decrease also
Meetings look at stover harvest for needs of biomass feedstock industry
No-till on the Plains' Winter Conference goes 'Back to the Basics'
Saving the Great Plains water supply
Sorghum Checkoff invests $1.85M to further producer productivity, profitability
Thien honored at ASFMRA's annual meeting
Women in Agriculture Conference planned for February 2014
Women Involved in Agriculture series begins in February


2014 Cornbelt Cow-Calf Conference focuses on profitable expansion
2014 SowBridge program to cover current topics, including PEDV
9 join KLA'S 50-year membership club
American Goat Federation elects new board members
Be prepared for calving season
Beef industry reaches out to the millennial generation
BeefTalk: Is a cow ever too ornery?
Bulls and cold are not a good mix
Corporate farming document provides background for KLA policy discussions
Ear tag management in cattle can enhance herd and improve record keeping
Evaluate your winter milk feeding program
Garden City feeder, Emporia rancher elected as KLA officers
Halfway mark reached for OPSU bull test
Heart of America Dairy Expo set Jan. 23-25
Herd rebuilding, calf health, weed control top agenda at conference
Holt 138X Sadie 226Z wins triple crown in Reno
Industry acknowledges lamb buy success
KLA opposes EPA'S e-reporting rule
K-State researcher provides update on major E. coli study in beef
K-State vet: Clock is ticking on use of some antimicrobial drugs in livestock production
K-State's Winter Ranch Management Series takes new approach
Make nutritional adjustments for cow herd in winter
Missouri company prepares to process horse meat
NCBA's Cattlemen's College lineup set for Feb. 3-4 in Nashville
NMSU, Texas A&M to have Southwest Beef Symposium in Clayton
NMSU's safety training video for dairy employees part of new YouTube channel
OCA donates $16,500 to Children's Miracle Network hospitals
Opportunities abound for dairy farm energy efficiency
P&R Herefords donates heifer to benefit youth
Producers choosing Gelbvieh, Balancer genetics
Ranchers attend Cattle Profitability Workshop
Rawhide Portable Corral offers Rawhide Processor
Restricting forage incredibly stressful to horses
Southwest Beef Symposium set for January
Taking aim at deadly swine diseases
Texas Animal Health Commission conducts successful National Veterinary Stockpile exercise
Texas BEEF team joins in the fight against diabetes
Texas man sentenced for cattle fraud in Kansas
Thomason elected AHC trustee
Triple C offers hydraulic options for Hydra Bed
UNL's Mobile Cattle Tracker app offers data collection system
USDA releases report on sheep health and management


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Angels o'er the plains
Cattle feeder doesn't see the problem with ethanol
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Convenience, saving time on ID supplies offered
Encourage your family to help others
Hell fire and brimstone
Post-emergence herbicide gets OK from EPA


Amarillo livestock sales report
Arkansas livestock auction summary
Dodge City feeder cattle auction report
Dunlap feeder cattle auction report
Ericson livestock auction report
Georgia livestock auction summary
Grain market close
Hay trade remains steady, activity light
Hay trade slow
Joplin livestock auction report
Lexington livestock auction report
North Arkansas livestock auction report
OKC West livestock auction report
Pratt 3 p.m. cattle sales report
Pratt livestock auction report
Salina livestock auction report
Sigourney feeder cattle auction report
Soybeans, corn close higher while wheat lower
Springfield dairy heifer sales report
Tulia livestock sales report
West Plains regional cattle sales report


Hay baled late needs supplements but test first, says MU beef nutritionist
Teff could be a solution for drought-stricken forage
UW Extension range specialist honored


AgriLife Extension's Hamilton County Feral Hog Workshop set for Jan. 18
Beetles enjoying a buffet of saltcedar in Oklahoma
Colorado FFA Foundation announces 2014 Colorado Agriculture Hall of Fame inductees
Families choose 4-H
Farm bill biologist earns top award from Pheasants Forever
Follow 7 food safety steps for successful community meals
Give the gift of gardening this holiday season
Ho, Ho Holiday treats make the season simple and sweet
Horticulture Industries Show set for January
Kids attend Dare to Be You camp
Master Gardeners to host spring gardening series
Shelbi a fit for pie-shaped lots
Star the cow moves to a new ranch
Support local producers this holiday season
Winterize your home to improve energy efficiency, lower costs

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