Long time Culpeper farmer, Charlie Harlow of Maple Springs Farm, exhibits his restored Oliver tractor at the CMR Farm Show in July. Machines like this Oliver from the mid-century period provided some of the best advancements available to farmers at the time. Internal combustion engines long in existence, now could be relied upon to provide real horsepower and longevity, pushing productivity higher on farms where these advancements were put to work. Today, electronics have taken over from the stout horse power offered then, providing yet another level of advancement that is increasingly applied on local farms. Data is the bottom line now, the tractor itself keeping up with maintenance, hours of operation, efficiency and guidance, leading to fewer and fewer input needs by the operator.