C. W. Bachman Auction

January 3, 2020

A South Carolina family is carrying out the final wishes of their Dad, a seventh generation farmer.

C.W. Bachman, of Norway, SC, was a successful farmer who always kept an eye on the future. “He was always ahead of the curve,” says son, Stoney Bachman. “When people were planting four rows, he was planting six rows. When they were planting six, he was planting narrow rows. He was no-till. We were probably one of the first families to have pivot irrigation in this community. He was always innovative, and it shows in his performance, and it showed in his accolades – the awards that he received every year as a high-producing corn farmer.”

At the same time, Bachman was also an avid preserver of the past: he amassed an extensive collection of around 60 antique cars, trucks, tractors, and other farm equipment. In keeping with his wishes, that collection will be auctioned off on January 16, 2020, the the proceeds going to benefit local charities in Orangeburg County, South Carolina.

His wife, Tarzie, explains the motive: “We felt like we were blessed by God, and we wanted to give back a portion of what God had given to us.”

The walls of the Bachman home are covered with harvest awards for Bachman’s soybean and corn crops over the years. Bachman also planted his very first cotton crop in 2018. In his final days in the hospital, the family brought him some freshly picked cotton so that he could hold it in his hands, so that he could know that “he had succeeded as a cotton farmer,” according to Stoney.

Click HERE to find out more about the auction of C.W. Bachman’s antique equipment collection.