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Threshing Bee showcases agriculture history

Posted at 12:51 PM, Aug 18, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-18 15:06:24-04

HUNTLEY PROJECT — Folk had a chance to see older technology used in agriculture dating as far back as the late 1800s in Huntley on Saturday.

The 31st Annual Antique Tractor Show and Threshing Bee featured the old tractors and equipment.

The South Central Montana Antique Tractor and Machinery Association puts on the event to show the tractors in action.

“This way they get to see what their grandfathers and great grandfathers had to go through,” said Ken Amann, association president. “Just a better perspective of agricultural history and where we came from as a nation."

Some of the tractors run a machine to thresh wheat, which is now done by combines.

"It was labor intensive,” said Amann. “Where one guy can do it in the comfort of a cool cab in this day and age, it took 30, 40 guys to bring in the harvest of any one farm.”

The Threshing Bee also runs on Sunday with a worship service at 9 am, and then with the event from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Huntley Project Museum.