Monte Smith waits to drive Orville Olson's 1963 tractor as part of the procession to Olson's burial site in Elmwood Cemetery. Olson’s daughter, Andra Olson, came up with the idea for the tractor escort. She said she wanted to do something different at the service but wanted make sure it was something that he loved and reflected who he was. Orville Olson was a lifelong farmer and lived his whole life in Cortland.
DeKalb Tractor Escort