Octane Press – Booth & Schedule of Events
Red Power Round Up / June 13 – 16, 2017 / Alabama National Fairgrounds / Montgomery, Alabama

Octane Press Booth Location: Garrett Coliseum

Wednesday, June 13, 2018
11:30 am – 12:00 noon                    SIGNING: Lee KLANCHER / Octane Booth
AND                                                  Red Tractors series books, Farmall Dynasty, Farmall Calendar
3:30 – 4:00 pm                                
                                          
Thursday, June 14, 2018
10:00 – 10:45 am                            PRESENTATION: "Meet Irma Harding” by author Marilyn MCCRAY /  Creative Living Center 
                                                        
An introduction to Irma Harding, IHC"s Betty Crocker
 
10:45 – 11:15  am                            SIGNING: Marilyn MCCRAY /  Creative Living Center
                                                          Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding
 
3:30 – 4:00 pm                                SIGNING: ALL AUTHORS / Octane Booth
                                                          (KLANCHER, SCHAEFER, TOMAC, and MCCRAY)
                                                          Red Tractors series books and Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding

Friday, June 15, 2018
9:30 am– 10:30 am                        FEATURED PRESENTATION: "Top Ten Red Tractor Countdown" by author Lee KLANCHER /  Cotton PIckin' Hall
                                                         Author Lee Klancher will host a panel discussion of experts talking about the 10 red tractors that were most significant to agricultural history.
                                                         Presented in a countdown format, the panel will include Heritage Iron editor Sherry Schaefer, George Russell and guests. 
 
11:30 – 12:00 noon                        SIGNING: ALL AUTHORS / Octane Booth
                                                          (KLANCHER, SCHAEFER, TOMAC, and MCCRAY)
                                                          Red Tractors series books and Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding

2:00– 2:45 pm                                PRESENTATION: "Collecting Irma Harding" by author Marilyn MCCRAY / Creative Living Center
                                                        This presentation would have a brief introduction of Irma, showing the development of the character as well as the home economists.
                                                        It will highlight the phenomenon of collecting Irma memorabilia.

3:30 – 4:30 pm                                SIGNING: Max ARMSTRONG / Octane Booth
                                                        Red Tractors 1958-2013, Stories From The Heartland
 
3:30 – 5:00 pm                                RPRU RECEPTION AND FREE RAFFLE: Octane Booth
                                                          Join us for snacks, refreshments and more than $1,600 in prizes!

Saturday, June 16, 2018
9:30 am – 10:00 am                         SIGNING: Lee KLANCHER / Octane Booth                                       
                                                          Red Tractors series books, Farmall Dynasty, Farmall Calendar


ABOUT OUR AUTHORS & SPEAKERS
 
Lee Klancher is a writer and photographer who has authored more than 20 books, including the award-winning Red Tractors 1958-2013 and Red 4WD Tractors 1957-2017. He is also the founder and publisher of Octane Press.
 
Sherry Schaefer is a Greenville, Illinois (Bond County) native who was born and raised around tractors and equipment. She is the CEO of 3-Point Ink, LLC as well as the editor of both Oliver Heritage magazine and Heritage Iron magazine. As a Greenville, Illinois native who was born and raised around tractors and equipment, Schaefer is a known expert in the field of tractors, equipment, and the history behind them.
 
Marilyn McCray is a popular regular speaker at Red Power Roundups, and her presentations discuss issues related to women in farming and the lore behind Irma Harding, the fictional IHC spokewoman from the 1950s. She is the author of Canning, Pickling and Freezing with Irma Harding. She is also deeply involved in the organic food movement and local farming community within Austin, Texas. She is a self-confessed foodie and has contributed to publications including edibleAustin, Austin Woman, and more.

Max Armstrong was a business and ag-business reporter at WGN radio for more than 30 years. He now hosts the syndicated radio programs "Farm Progress America" and "Max Armstrong's Midwest Digest." He is also co-host of the television show "This week in AgriBusiness" and is the author of the book, Stories from the Heartland

George Russell has worked in farm machinery since 1975, both with manufacturers (IH, Case IH, CNH) in several executive product management and marketing positions and with dealers as founder of and consultant with Machinery Advisors Consortium. He was product director for tractors at Case IH when Quadtrac was created by the Fargo engineering team. He remains a student of technology development in farm machinery.