- 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 9/2/2010
According to the Bemidji Pioneer, Robert and Opal Saddoris' home is located near Debs, Minnesota, and is a showcase for John Deere equipment. Having added the turbine thanks to help from a company in Iowa, Opal wanted to make sure the new addition fit in.
To do so, she painted the turbine green and gold, colors long familiar with John Deere enthusiasts. Robert said that the goal of having the new equipment is to help them save on electricity.
"The price of electricity seems to keep going up and up, and in the future, its going to go up more," Robert Saddoris told the paper. "Our goal is to lower our electric bill by $100 a month."
While the couple has added its own turbine, John Deere recently announced it is in the process of selling its wind energy operation to Exelon Corp. The $900 million transaction is pending regulatory approval.