- 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 7/23/2010
J.C. Watts, who represented Oklahoma in the House of Representatives, still provides consultation to John Deere. He said that the Joint Center has done important work in American policy making.
"I value this opportunity to build on the Joint Center's influence and increase its impact in empowering all Americans to achieve their dreams," Watts said.
Along with his work with John Deere and his time in Congress, Watts co-founded the Coalition for AIDS Relief in Africa and created the J.C. and Frankie Watts Foundation. The latter focuses on charitable activities such as urban renewal.
Recently, the Iowa African-American Hall of Fame, which is located on the campus of Iowa State University, announced it would induct Chuck Toney on August 6. He was the first African-American to serve at an executive level for John Deere and also acted as its director for affirmative action.