- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 3/3/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The old and the young came out for the Winter Show. Howard Stemen, one of the Tractor Pull's participants from Dickey, North Dakota, rode his antique tractor at the event, and told the Jamestown Sun it was the perfect way to spend his 74th birthday. Gavin Johnson, a sprightly two-year-old from Davenport, spent Saturday watching his dad drive a 1951 M Farmall - a gift for the little guy from his grandfather.
"Quite a gift from grandpa for a little kid," remarked Justin Johnson, Gavin's father and the operator of the piece of farm equipment. "This will be the first time we've had this tractor in a pull so we don't how how it will do." The event is limited to tractors that are at least 40 years old, "but a lot of the drivers are way over that," Stemen joked.
Sam Bell, a 15-year-old who joined in on the event, said he bought his John Deere Model A used tractor three years ago. "I suppose I have about $2,500 invested in the tractor over the years. I've lost track of the hours I've worked on it," he said.