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Our Story

The Great Northern Oliver Collectors club was founded under a large oak tree during the summer of 1997 as a local chapter of the National Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association. We are one of two Minnesota chapters, and primarily serve the southern region of the state. In 1998 our club began doing an Oliver calendar and continues to do so  with the ongoing support and enthusiasm of our members.

 If you would like to host a event in your area please contact us by sending a email to: greatnorthernolivercollectors@gmail.com. Also, If you have an event where you would like to feature Oliver, Hart-Parr and White Tractors please send a email letting us know.

Calendar Information

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Prices remain the same as previous years!!!

1 for $10.00 plus $2.00 shipping
2 for $20.00 plus $3.00 shipping
6 for $50.00 plus $7.00 shipping

Mail orders to:
GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS
10150 NE 58 Avenue
Mitchellville Iowa 50169-9503


Since its inception in 1998, Our "Oliver Collector's Calendar"has been a way to support the GNOC. Whether buying a current calendar or submitting a photo for consideration in next year's calendar, we appreciate your support!


Call Dean regarding PAST ISSUES available of the OLIVER calendars. 507-456-6830

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  • 2019, 2018 and 2017 calendars are for sale! Prices are as follows:

    • One for $10.00 + $2.00 shipping
      Two for $20.00 + $3.00 shipping
      Six for $50.00 + $5.00 shipping
      Mail orders to:
      GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS %Dean Smith                                                                     10150 NE 58th Avenue MITCHELLVILLE, IA. 50169

  • To submit a photo for the 2020 calendar, please consider the following: 

    • Photo must be of an Oliver or related product in color

    • Photo submission deadline for the 2018 calendar is April 15, 2017

    • Photos should be an 8"x10" or 11"x14", or high resolution digital

    • No more than 2 photos per person will be considered each year

    • Photos may be reproduced for the Oliver Collectors Calendar and any advertisement for the calendar

    • Photos may be reduced, enlarged or cropped as needed

    • Please submit your name, address, phone number, and a brief description, serial number and history of the tractor with each photo

    • Photos may not be submitted for more than one calendar

    • Judging will be done by a panel of individuals (yet to be selected)

    • If you contribute a picture, you will receive a free Oliver Calendar for your efforts

    • Submit photos and supporting information to:

Great Northern Oliver Collectors

deansmuriel@gmail.com (for digital photos)

Dean Smith  10150 NE 58th Avenue MITCHELLVILLE, IA. 50169(for regular photos)

Minnesota Tractor and Machinery Shows, 2019


 March 22-23 HPOCA Winter Show                        W. Lafayette, IN

 April 26-28   Pioneer Power Swap Meet                    LeSueur

May 4-5        Two Cylinder Club, 26th.                       Little Falls

May 26         Forest City Antique Tractor Pull             Litchfield

June  22 ?      Eden Valley Car & Tractor Show          Eden Valley

 

July 12-14       Waverly Daze Tractor Display             Waverly

July 12-14     HPOCA Summer Show                        Emporia, KS

** July 19-21   Root River Antique Great Northern  Spring Valley     Club Presence Requested

July 18-21     Sherburne County Fair,                        Elk River

July 24-28   Wright County Fair, Northland Oliver    Howard Lake

July 26-28     Little Log House Power Show 29th.     Hastings

July 27-28     Rose City Threshing and Heritage       Miltona

July 26-28     Orange Spectacular                            Hutchinson

August 2-4     Scott-Carver Old Time Harvest, 56th.  Jordan

***August 4th Danesville Tractor Show all tractors welcome under the AGCO line. This show is endorsed by GNOC

August 3-4      Field Days                                          Park Rapids

August 3-4      Pioneer Power Good Old Days            Hanley Falls

August 9-11   Almelund Threshing Show                 Almelund

August 16-18 Nowthen 49th., Threshing, Massey H. Nowthen

August 17-18 Butterfield Steam & Gas                      Butterfield

August 17-18 Forest City Threshers                          Forest City

August 23-25 Pioneer Pwr. Oliver-HartParr-Cletrac    LeSueur

GREAT NORTHERN AND NORTHLAND OLIVER COLLECTORS WILL BE HOSTING THE REGIONAL Hart-Parr/Oliver/Cletrac Show in conjunction with Le Sueur County Pioneer Power Assn.

August 24-25 Donnelly Threshing Bee, Donnelly (W. central MN)

Aug30-9/1     Rice County Fall Show                       Dundas

Aug30-9/2     Rollag Show,   CASE                           Rollag

Sept. 6-8        Dalton Threshing                               Dalton

Sept. 7-8       Atwater Threshing Show                    Atwater

Sept. 13-15   Pioneer Days,                                      Albany

Sept.    ??       Nowthen Fall Tractor Pull                 Nowthen

Sept. 28-29    Corn Shredding Autumn Harvest     S.W. Lake City

 

Thanks to Farm Collector and Northland Oliver Collectors for providing some of the info


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Know of a tractor rides / show that’s not on the list? Email Greatnorthernoliver@gmail.com

PHOTO GALLERY


Great Northern Oliver Collectors Annual Banquet held April 7, 2019. This event was a FULL HOUSE!!! Thanks to everyone who brought items for the auction. We had a LOT of interesting items. Thanks for Richard Dosdall our guest speaker and newest GNOC member for talking about his half size Oliver 1655, Cody Hawkins, our 2018 Scholarship Award Recipient and everyone who attended to make this event a success!

 We would like to WELCOME Richard Dosdall, Ray Winkels and Michael Swanson to the club.

Albany Pioneer Days

Photos courtesy of club member’s Bryan And Lisa Ebbenga

Cedar Valley Engine Club Threshers Reunion

Photos courtesy of Northern Lights Oliver Collectors


45th Annual LeSueur Mn Pioneer Power Show


2018 Butterfield MN Threshing Bee


36th Annual Root River Show 2018 Spring Valley MN


HPOCA 2018 Summer Show in Marshfield WI


If you are a Great Northern Oliver Collectors Member and would like to share a project or feature a piece of equipment, please submit a digitial photo and narrative to greatnorthernoliver@gmail.com

 

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the support we give

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We are fortunate to have the support of our members who understand the wonderful work we do! Through our annual dues and calendar sales, the Great Northern Oliver Collectors club has been able to award a yearly scholarship. The recipient for the 2018-2019 school year was announced at the Wisconsin Distinguished Agriculturalist Banquet hosted by the College of Agriculture, Food and Environmental Sciences.This year they celebrated their 52nd annual CAFES Scholarship and Award Banquet. They were able to award 161 scholarships totaling $163,000.00. The GNOC scholarship in the amount of $2,000.00 for the 2018-2019 academic year has been awarded to Cody Hawkins from Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin majoring in Agricultural Engineering.  Congratulations Cody! 

For the 2018-2019 school year, students attending the University of Wisconsin-River Falls who are majoring in an agricultural related field are encouraged to apply. Students apply through the University of Wisconsin-River Falls scholarship site on the Financial Aid webpage. The CAFES Scholarship committee makes the recommendation. For more details on how to apply, please contact the University of Wisconsin-River Falls.

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Jim Checkel with this years scholarship winner Cody Hawkins from Chippewa Falls, WI.

Letter from Cody Hawkins:

Dear Dean and Muriel Smith,

I would like to express my gratitude and thanks for your generous funding of the Great Northern Oliver Collectors Scholarship. I'm incredibly honored to be the recipient of this award. 

A little bit about myself, I'm currently a junior majoring in agricultural engineering. In my short time here at UWRF for the past year, as I'm a transfer student, I have started the Falcon Robotics Team with one of my professors, Dr Digman, and have been on the track and field team as a pole vaulter. 

With that said, the scholarship money will be used to help fund our robotics team trip to Detroit this summer to compete at the ASABE International meeting with many other schools. We've been working hard on it all semester long and can’t wait to go show off what we've accomplished at the competition. 

Again, Thank you very much for your generosity and helping support out newly founded team with it. Your donation will help keep this team going for years to come!

Sincerely, 

Cody Hawkins

Membership Information

 

Chapter Membership

MEMBERSHIP: Members of the Great Northern Oliver Collectors enjoy the benefits of networking and sharing information about Hart-Parr, Oliver, White and related companies. If you are passionate about the history and heritage of antique power, please consider joining us! Once we have your contact information, we'll be able to keep you in the loop with our club mailings, including information on our annual meeting and banquet.

Membership is $15 a year, and checks can be sent to:

GREAT NORTHERN OLIVER COLLECTORS

   %Dean Smith

  10150 NE 58th Avenue

  Mitchellville, IA. 50169

HPOCA Membership

Members of HPOCA receive an HPOCA Membership Card,  Membership Decal, One 50-word classified ad per member, per issue, in Hart-Parr Oliver Collector,FREE access to the members only section of www.hartparroliver.org.

Hart-Parr Oliver Collector is a bi-monthly magazine with information, history, articles by members, sources of parts, etc.

Membership is $35 a year, and checks can be sent to:

Hart-Parr Oliver Collectors Association 

PO Box 292092

Kettering, OH 45429

888.400.4962

To register online please visit http://www.hartparroliver.org/membership.html

Website: www.hartparroliver.org

FOR SALE/AUCTIONS


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Contact Matt Thompson

612-802-7642

http://www.skylineneonsigns.com/


Oliver lift master forklift for sale. 6 cylinder Waukesha diesel 4 x 4 rebuilt motor, tranny, starter fuel pump, 12 foot main mast with 3 stage lift. Located in Birch Run Michigan Call Michael (989)252-6286 asking $ 8500 obo


Our newest member of our club Bryan Ebbenga  sells tractor books and manuals. Call Bryan~ He might have what you're looking for~   507-995-1297. 


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If you have a tractor for sale or an up coming auction in the Midwest region please email Greatnorthernoliver@gmail.com