Your First Tractor: Primer for Beginning Vegetable Farmers


Workshop audio recordings from the 2014 MOSES Organic Farming Conference.


Martin Diffley, Organic Farming Works LLC
Friday II – 2 p.m.
Are you considering purchasing a new or used tractor for your vegetable farming operation? Do you even need a tractor for your current and future farm system? How do you decide which one to get and how do you make sure you get a good one? Join Martin Diffley as he addresses options for renting, leasing or buying a tractor. Learn the history of tractors and their design specifics for vegetable production. Learn how to locate, analyze the condition of tractors and avoid costly first time buyer’s mistakes. Martin will also give an update on availability and current market prices.