Jim Brekke of Nevada purchased a John Deere Model B from Nevada FFA for $4,500. Four years ago, Brekke had donated and delivered the tractor to the FFA chapter. Students disassembled and rebuilt the fuel system, seat, hood, steering, clutch, wiring system, generator, starter and various other components. Brekke was impressed with the rear light installed with an original cast iron bracket from another FFA parts tractor.


Ryanne Barker, Grace Francis and Austin Doty finished the tractor restoration last summer and exhibited the tractor at the Story County Fair, and the Iowa State Fair.


Titan Tire Company donated a completely new set of tires for the tractor and Nevada Monument donated the sandblasting. Local adult professionals donating expertise and services included Dave Henderson, Tyler McDonald and James Scarlett.