Keeping A Memory Alive

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Sometimes we all need those reminders from people to show us why we do what we do, day in and day out. For farmers, we know that is increasingly helpful in keeping the optimism high when nothing else seems to go right. We wanted to share this note we received from one of our Fastline subscribers that embodies why we continue to publish our catalog – it’s not just about helping Farmers find the equipment they need, there’s more to Fastline than just the book.

I want to thank Fastline for filling a need in the life of my family.  My husband was a longtime subscriber to your magazine.  We have a five year old grandson, Eli.  From the time he was old enough to sit on Papa’s lap they read the new magazine and Papa would tell him all about the different types of tractors, plows etc. At age 5 Eli can accurately name most farm equipment and he will correct you if you call it by the wrong name.

On July 1st, our son, Eli’s uncle,  was killed in a home accident.  In early September my husband became gravely ill and died September 19th. We believe the loss of our son and the sudden illness was more than he could mentally and physically bear.  Eli saw his Papa almost every day of his life, as they lived nearby.  He misses his Papa so much…he likes to go sit on his tractors, but the thing he misses most is sitting on his lap and looking thru the Fastline book.
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Show Us How You #FastlineIt

Introdcuding (1)Are you ready to show us how you #FastlineIt? It’s time to kick off our Show us how you #FastlineIt contest with the grand prize of a Yeti cooler! That’s right send us your best pictures of you and your Fastline or the equipment you find in it and you could have your very own Yeti! Read below for how to enter and the themes of each week of the contest!

How to Enter:

Entering is easy as can be – just follow the weekly prompts of the pictures we want to see and upload them to Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Tag Fastline (Facebook – @Fastine, Twitter – @Fastline, Instagram – @FastlineFarm) and use #FastlineIt to qualify. Prizes will be drawn weekly. All entries from each week will be entered to win the grand prize of a Yeti Cooler!

Week One – Fastline in the Fields

The first week of this contest we want you to send in your best shots of you out in the fields with your Fastine! Whether it’s on your phone, iPad or the catalog – show us your best shot. Share it on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, tag Fastline and use #FastlineIt to qualify.

Week Two – Fastline Your Way

Show us your favorite way to Fastline! If there’s nothing like the paper, show us your shot with your Fastline. If you like checking out Fastline.com then show us that.  Continue reading

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Time to Get Your Color On!

National Farm Machinery Show is quickly approaching and we are preparing for it the best way we know how – a coloring contest! For those that receive Fastline in the mail, you may have noticed and most likely you or your child has already participated in our coloring page. For those that don’t receive Fastline, you can change that here, but you can also still participate in this fun opportunity here. Ten awesome prizes will be awarded to randomly chosen participants during the week of National Farm Machinery Show. Check out a small sample of the entries we have already received below!

 

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#FiveWordstoRuinADateWithAFarmer – Farmers Share How to Ruin A Date

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It’s been a while since a really good hashtag went around the Ag community. If you didn’t think Farmers were some of the wittiest before, take a read below and you’ll find we’ve got a good sense of humor!

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7 Daily Problems That Can Be Solved With Farmers

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With a new year comes the normal resolutions – smile more, lose weight, stress less. We’ve got a way to help with those day-to-day desires! Farming can do more than just provide food and clothing for the world’s population – it can help solve some of the daily problems. See what we mean below!

Stress: Looking to relieve a little stress? Spend a day with a farmer. From a long combine ride, milking cows or even just working the land – farmers have some of the best ways to deal with the stress of daily life not to mention the best office view to do it from.

Boredom: There is never a dull moment on the farm – even in the off months between harvest and plant. Livestock needs tending daily, cows need milking and equipment needs maintenance. If you’re looking to do more, I’m sure a Farmer can show you the ropes.

Time Management: Are you trying to establish a better routine or wake up earlier than you have been in this new year? Add the Farm routine to your day. The cows won’t wait to be fed or milked, and every second counts when working on plant and harvest, so it’s an early Continue reading

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