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Froese: Intentional Wealth — and other books to spark conversations

Froese: Intentional Wealth — and other books to spark conversations

These books are also full of ideas to help manage resources

I’ve pulled a few books off my library shelves to encourage you this month during the Great Pause to start having more open money conversations. Find an audiobook or borrow these great titles: Smart Money Smart Kids by Dave Ramsey and Rachel Cruze. As a result of reading this book I’m giving my four-year-old granddaughter […] Read more

Two new books for tractor enthusiasts

Two new books for tractor enthusiasts

Guides make excellent gifts for the holiday season

Two new tractor guides are available for the holiday season. The Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors, Expanded Edition and The Complete Book of Farmall Tractors: Every Model 1923-1973 were both written by well-known tractor historian Robert N. Pripps, who has authored dozens of farm tractor books. The Field Guide to Classic Farm Tractors, Expanded […] Read more


Reading this book along with a good cup of coffee made for a good way to spend Sunday afternoons.

Winter reading for International Harvester enthusiasts

The family behind the IH brand? Or a book for IH Cub tractor owners?

We’ve come across two books that International Harvester enthusiasts might want to make time to read during this cold winter season. Founding family history This summer we read through The International Harvester Company: A History of the Founding Families and Their Machines, written by Chaim M. Rosenberg and published by McFarland. This isn’t the typical machinery […] Read more

Reading “Classic Oliver Tractors”

Reading “Classic Oliver Tractors”

Diving into the latest machinery book to come our way

One of the great things about working the machinery beat here at Grainews is I sometimes get a preview of the latest farm equipment book due to hit store shelves. This time Octane Press sent us a copy of one of their latest release, Classic Oliver Tractors: History, Models, Variations & Specifications 1897-1976, by Sherry […] Read more


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A tractor book for Christmas?

The gift-giving season will soon be upon us, but don’t worry, we’re here to help. Scott Garvey is giving away two copies of Lee Klancher’s latest book, Tractor: The Heartland Innovation, Ground-Breaking Machines, Midnight Schemes, Secret Garages, and Farmyard Geniuses That Mechanized Agriculture. This new hardcover book includes stories of the inventors and entrepreneurs who […] Read more

The Nordic Tractor chronicles the evolution of tractor 
production in the Nordic countries and follows the creation 
and changes of three of the region’s major brands.

A book for farm equipment enthusiasts

The Nordic Tractor looks at tractor history in an unfamiliar country

Last fall I had a chance to sit down with British ag equipment journalist and author Justin Roberts. We had chance to discuss his new book The Nordic Tractor. If you’re like me, you’ve read any number of detailed histories of North American-based ag equipment brands, which chronicle the evolution of their tractor designs over […] Read more


The leather tooling on this old saddle looks nice, but it is a pain to clean.

Reporter’s Notebook: The other side of ranching

A new book focuses on the role of women in Alberta’s ranching history

In a recent column on clubroot, I suggested that Sask Crop Insurance look at a carrot-and-stick policy to crop rotations in the province. Later, I was a little worried some might interpret that part of the column as me shaking my finger at farmers with tight rotations. That wasn’t my intention. There are plenty of […] Read more

Get your crayons ready, it’s contest time!

Get your crayons ready, it’s contest time!

Jason Sylvestre, co-author of the great “You Might Be From The Prairies If…” cartoons that we usually run on Page 4 of Grainews, has published a colouring book of hand-drawn Saskatchewan pictures. Jason’s book is called Colour Saskatchewan. You can buy it from your favourite on-line retailer for under $17. Or, you can win a […] Read more



Win your own Christmas present

Win your own Christmas present

It’s early for Christmas shopping, but if you win this contest, this lovely coffee table book could arrive just in time for the season. The same people that brought you Red Combines 1915-2015 are back at it, this time with Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017. Writer Lee Klancher has written the story of how early models […] Read more