The first tractors were steam-powered machines that came into use on farms around 1850. In 1892, John Froelich invented and built the first gasoline-powered tractor in Clayton County, Iowa. Tractors have revolutionized farming in much of the world.

While you visit the Forest Home Farm make sure to take some time out to visit the tractor exhibit and see and important part of agricultural history.

If you are interested in more detailed information about tractors in general, and the tractors we have at Forest Home Farm please download this PDF.

Take a look at a walkthrough of a full tractor restoration here.