Farm Power of the Past Has Successful 24th

Greenville Farm Power of the Past completes successful four day event while prepping for 25th annual event and beyond

The 2023 Greenville Farm Power of the Past featured the John Deere Company. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The 24th Annual Greenville Farm Power of the Past weathered Saturday midday rains to complete another successful year at the Great Darke County Fairgrounds.

President Chet Linebaugh welcomes Saturday morning attendees to the 24th Annual Greenville Power of the Past. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“This year even with the weather we had a good show,” said Power of the Past President Chet Linebaugh. “The rain Saturday did hurt us some, attendance was down but we had a good crowd in the afternoon after the rain cleared out. We had a great time and looking forward to next year.”

The 2023 Farm Power of the Past featured the John Deere Company while hosting the Ohio Two-Cylinder Club State Show and the Corn Item Collectors Association.

The annual event celebrates and preserves our rich agricultural heritage as Darke County continues to lead Ohio as the state’s No.1 agricultural county in the state.

Greenville Farm Power of the Past was organized in 1999 to educate others about the historical, educational, and mechanical aspects of farming and agricultural activities a conducted in earlier times.

Greenville Power of the Past 2024 Saturday afternoon tractor parade passes in front of grandstand. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Planning for the 25th Anniversary Reunion in 2024 begins well in advance of the event.

“We plan at least five years out and sometimes longer,” said former Power of the Past President, Von Oswalt. “To get groups to come in you have to plan way ahead. You have to know far out which brands of tractors will be featured. We have a seven year rotation.”

The 25th Annual Reunion is scheduled for July 11-14, 2024 featuring lesser known classic tractors including the B. F. Avery Collectors Summer Show, the Custom Collectors Summer Show, the Minneapolis Moline Prairie Gold Rush and featuring Ohio Built Gas Engines.

The 26th Reunion is slated for July 10-13, 2025 featuring Oliver and Case while hosting the Buckeye Oliver Summer Show and Oil Field Engine Society featuring Oil Field and Michigan Built Engines.

“I hope everybody enjoyed coming out and visiting with us,” Linebaugh said. it was great to have the Ohio Two Cylinder Club join us this year and we’re already planning for next year and looking forward to a good show and we hope everyone will come out and visit us again next year.”