About 14 years ago I started contributing to Grainews, by creating workshop articles. Before long I was asked to include a wider variety of machinery-related contributions to my to-do list. That included covering what was new and exciting in the farm machinery world. Since then I’ve written about dozens of new machines and attended their official market introductions.
Over that time, Grainews has seen quite a few changes. Now, it’s seeing one more: I’m retiring, so my name will soon be removed from the magazine masthead, and someone else will take over writing machinery and shop articles.
When I think about it, it’s hard to believe I actually got paid to travel around North America — and a good part of the rest of the world — to see and operate the newest farm machines, trucks and off-road vehicles as they were introduced. I’ve walked through many factories as well as engineering and R&D offices and spoken to engineers who design and build equipment, not to mention the senior executives who run the businesses. That just isn’t something the average Joe gets to do, generally speaking. It’s also something I’ll really miss.
But the time has come for me to let someone else take over the machinery editor role. I don’t know who that will be, but whoever it is, he or she is in for a treat and one the greatest experiences a gearhead could ever hope to have.
So goodbye to all of you who’ve been regular readers of my articles and who’ve paid attention to the videos I helped film. It’s been a pleasure bringing all that content to you.
All the best,
We are looking for a new machinery editor, but Scott Garvey will be greatly missed. Readers enjoyed his articles and everyone at Grainews enjoyed working with him.
Scott has left us with a few articles in his folder, so you’ll still be seeing his name in the bylines for the next few issues.
– Leeann Minogue