Greenville Farm Power of the Past set to open Thursday

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Greenville Farm Power of the Past 2024. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The 25th annual Greenville Farm Power of the Past officially opens Thursday, July 11th, with 9 a.m. opening ceremonies.

“We welcome everybody to Greenville Farm Power of the Past,” said Chet Linebaugh, Power of the Past President. “We are looking forward to everyone coming out and joining us.”

Greenville Farm Power of the Past Minneapolis-Moline lineup. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

“We are very pleased to host four national clubs for our 25th reunion,” Linebaugh continued. “Set up throughout the week has been moving along pretty smoothly overall, minus the hiccup from the weather we had last night.

The 2024 show features lesser-known Classic Tractors and Ohio-built gas Engines and will also host the B.F. Avery Summer Show, Custom Club Summer Show, Minneapolis-Moline Prairie Gold Rush, and Cast Iron Seat Collectors Summer Show while “Celebrating and Preserving Our Agricultural Heritage.”

Greenville Farm Power of the Past 2024. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The local Power of the Past is an educational event for young people, reminding them of farming by their grandparents and great-grandparents.

“A lot of these tractors were built in the ‘40’, 50’s, and 60’s, and some cases a long time before that,” Linebaugh stated. “The progression of the horsepower, how simple these tractors used to be. Several dealerships have brought in displays to see how things are now, but quite the departure from what things used to be, the effort and the exposure somebody used to have out in the field.”

Greenville Power of the Past Oliver tractor. (Gaylen Blosser photo)
Greenville Power of the Past Oliver tractor. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

Greenville Power of the Past runs Thursday through Sunday, July 11-14, 2024.

“More tractors are coming in, more flea markets are coming in,” Linebaugh concluded. “We’re looking forward to a beautiful weekend for the show and hope everybody comes out and joins us.”