Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers. 2013. Tractor Primer for the Market Farm. University of Wisconsin Center for Integrated Agricultural Systems (CIAS)
The Wisconsin School for Beginning Market Growers, led by John Hendrickson program manager for CIAS at UW Madison, is a program that serves beginning farmers who want to grow and market fresh produce. This publication outlines a understanding of basic terms and issues for tractors on a small market farm. Tractor Primer for the Market Farm emphasizes other important purchases such as walk-in coolers to consider establishing before tractor purchase as well as considerations such as scale of farming operation, features of the tractor in question, used vs. new tractors, and tillage tools. A glossary of terms is provided at the end.