Tractor Talk Time Speakers

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Tuesday, June 2, 2020

It Seniors week and this means we will have a special edition of Tractor Talk. We will start off in the morning with a panel of speakers and then lunch will be provided. And then we will have Round Table Discussions in the afternoon after lunch. The topic will be agriculturally focused towards seniors  and will include how and when to know when it’s time to move off the family farm.

Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Audrey Wiese will telling us about Bernard Wiese’s life.

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Speaker to be announced 

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Les Dunford will be talking about  the Wild Rose blacksmith competition, recently held in Barrhead,  and the art of making horseshoes from a straight piece of iron. He will be telling us some history about horseshoes and how it related to agriculture in the past, before and even during the early days of tractors.  And he’ll show us a few pictures  of threshing and using horses to haul bundles. 

Tuesday, February 4, 2020

Rod McFarlane will talk about the Rite and the Big Bud Tractors. 

Brothers Dave & Jack Curtis helped the Wagner brothers develop and perfect the Wagner tractor. In 1973, the Curtis brothers built their first Rite tractor. 

When the John Deere-Wagner deal was finalized, Havre Wagner Tractor Dealer Wilber Hensler had no tractors to sell. So along with his workshop foreman, Bud Nelson, Hensler built a new tractor called the Big Bud in 1969.

Tuesday, January 7, 2020

Ian West, member of the Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club will be talking about Ford and Fordson Tractors.

Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Rod McFarlane, Member of the Vintage Tractor & Machinery Club, and active member of the Canadian Tractor Museum will be telling us a story about “Bringing Home the Sawmill: A Pioneer Odyssey” by John Forge

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

Robert Lawrence, Westlock’s local Veterinarian, will be telling us a story about his Great Uncle who was  a Bombardier during World War II