Part of what makes Kinze Manufacturing such a special company are the many rich stories of our founder and president Jon Kinzenbaw. In 2013, we released a children’s book “Big Blue and Polly,” which shared a story of friendship and determination with the next generation of farmers. The book was so well received among kids, teachers and Kinze fans that we got to work on a second book soon thereafter.
In December 2014, we released “A Tractor & His Boy,” which is based on the true story of how Jon Kinzenbaw rediscovered his father’s old tractor – The Old H – decades after it was thought to be long gone. This is a story about never giving up on your dreams, a lesson that we can’t reinforce enough with today’s youth. As the author of these books, it’s been a great privilege to recreate Jon Kinzenbaw's stories in a fun and colorful way that relates good lessons to the next generation.
“A Tractor & His Boy” is available for purchase at the gift shop in the Kinze Innovation Center, and will soon be available online at the Kinze store. Hopefully you and your children enjoy it as much as illustrator Tim Read and I enjoyed bringing it to life.