Tractor Lessons: A Farm Kid’s Rite of Passage

For 10-year-old Margret Aldrich, learning how to maneuver a Farmall tractor around her family’s Iowa farm was par for the course. Now, it’s her son’s turn to discover the wonder and wisdom of his first tractor.

My First Tractor
The long hours spent in the metal tractor seat — come rain, snow or glaring sun — are formative in every farmer’s life. “My First Tractor: Stories of Farmers and Their First Love” presents 25 essays from notable rural writers relating fond and not-so-fond memories about their first tractor.