Intern Insight - Volume 11Submitted by Joe Gigliotti on August 16, 2012 - 2:51pm
This past Sunday, I was on the scene with camera in hand at the 28th North Central Minnesota Farm & Antique Threshing Show in Blackberry. This was a unique experience for me. I am a whole-hearted city kid. I can count on one hand the number of things I know about farming, threshing, and tractors. However, I really had a great time!
I was able to interview the following folks:
- Jim Rodenberg, President, N. Central MN Farm & Antique Association
- Bill Carpenter, Blacksmith
- Ed Nelson, Secretary of the North Star Draft Horse Association
- Chad Stangel, Antique Snowmobile Owner
- Pete Hydukovich, Antique Snowmobile Owner
All of these lads were fun to talk with! It was terrific to hear each of their stories; learning about why they were at the show, how they got interested in their hobbies and collections, all the neat aspects of their displays and much more!
Along with interviews, I was able to get shots of these displays that were also featured at the show:
- The vintage Blackberry School from the early 1900’s
- A 1918 Sears Catalog House
- The vintage Baudette Power Plant
- The T & R Lumber Company
- A working sawmill
- An extremely rare, running Avery Steam Engine
- The tractor parade
To catch this farm, antique, and threshing extravaganza, or to re-live it if you were in attendance, check out the debut of this program this Sunday, August 19 at 5:30pm on ICTV channel 2/32!
On a sad note, next week will be my last week as the Summer Intern for ICTV. I'll be headed back to finish up school at UWS. Check back next week for my last post.