Greenville Agri-Business Owner To Be Banquet Speaker At IHCC Winter Convention

Sherry Schaefer

Sherry Schaefer, owner of 3-Point Ink, will be the featured speaker at the National International Harvester Collectors Club Winter Convention, hosted by the Southern Illinois Chapter 32.

The National IH Collectors Club (IHCC) was organized in July 1990 to preserve the history, products, literature, and memorabilia of the International Harvester Company. There are over 7,000 members worldwide with 35 active chapters sanctioned to promote local involvement. The IHCC holds an annual Winter Convention as well as the Red Power Round Up (Summer Show) every year at a different host location.

This year, the IHCC Winter Convention will be held in O’Fallon, Illinois, on March 17-19, 2016, at the Regency Conference Center and is open to the public. Schaefer will be the featured Banquet Speaker on Saturday at 6:00 p.m., with the topic titled Tractor Travels Around the World. She will also conduct two seminars over the course of the event: Literature Collecting/Preservation and the Nebraska Tractor Test Lab. For more information on the IHCC Winter Convention, contact Judy Debatin at 618-664-0706 or 618-977-8778; Alois at 618-920-1176; or email judyabe43@gmail.com.

Schaefer has written multiple books on Oliver farm equipment and is currently working on another book featuring all brands during the “muscle tractor” era. Schaefer is considered a leading authority on the Oliver farm equipment line and is well-known throughout the tractor world. She has served as an expert witness to defend a tractor manufacturer in an International Trade Commission case in Washington D.C. and has worked with the Smithsonian Institution to preserve prominent pieces of farm equipment. Schaefer’s background has allowed her to travel to Australia for a 3-week tractor ride in the Outback and to Scotland to visit with the Oliver family. In 2015, Country Woman magazine named her one of the “Top 45 Most Amazing Country Women.”

Founded in 2008 by Sherry Schaefer, 3-Point Ink, LLC, is a publishing company based in Greenville that produces two bi-monthly agricultural publications, Oliver Heritage and Heritage Iron magazines. Each publication is circulated worldwide and is sold in over 2,000 farm stores including Tractor Supply, Rural King, Farm & Fleet, and many others. The Niche Magazine Conference named Heritage Iron magazine “Best New Launch” in 2008. For more information, visit www.3pointink.com.