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Students at local college learn about farm life by working on the land

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/30/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Students studying agriculture at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska rise every morning and get to experience farm life in a different way from other college kids. While their peers sleep in their warm beds, as part of their curriculum, agricultural students work with livestock or crops, learning from experts and honing their skills.

Urban farms grow in popularity

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/11/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
A new trend is emerging amongst city dwellers away from the typical city life of a cramped apartment with little room and lots of external noise. More and more, people are leaving behind the hectic city life for a setting that resembles farm life – all the while remaining in the city.

Farm life and ag experience could help form trade policies

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/8/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Having experience in farm life may help concerned citizens assist the government regarding the trade of agricultural goods.

Tennessee show co-hosted by John Deere toy maker

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/5/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
John Deere toys and other items will mostly likely play a part during an upcoming show in Jackson, Tennessee.

Technical program offers John Deere training

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/4/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
John Deere hats aren't the only tie that a number of students on the campus of Pittsburg State University.

Farm life safety program offered across the country

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/3/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Safety is an important aspect of farm life, especially when it concerns children in rural and agricultural areas.

Boy willing to wait on toy tractor to help fire department

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/2/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Nikolas Soldi is willing to wait a little longer to buy a John Deere toy tractor, according to a recent report from Massachusetts' Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

Wisconsin farm celebrates more than 100 years

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/29/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Farm life is something that may be passed down through generations, which includes Wisconsin's Greenfield family.

Vermont family celebrates with John Deere hats

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/28/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
John Deere hats play a prominent role in one tradition held by a Vermont family, according to a report from the Burlington Free Press.

Cox recognized for contributions to farm life

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/27/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Missouri Governor Jay Nixon recent gave farmer Jerry Cox an achievement award recognizing his efforts in farm life.

Afghani exchange student disappears, last seen wearing John Deere hat

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/26/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Officials in Indiana are looking for a 15-year-old Afghani exchanges student who went missing recently.

FarmVille takes root on Apple's iPad

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/22/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Urban dwellers may want to take part in farm life but can't because of their surroundings.

John Deere clothing makes appearance during Humane Society walk

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/21/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Last year, Nicki Andersen dressed up her pooch in a chicken costume to take part in a fundraising walk that benefits an animal shelter in the northern part of Illinois.

Couple to auction John Deere toys

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/20/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Along with John Deere toys, Lenny Bird and his wife have collected a number of things throughout the years.

Louisiana Farmer of the Year award program accepting nominations

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/19/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Users and fans of John Deere equipment in Louisiana have a chance to honor their favorite farmer through a program sponsored by a number of group.

Insurance company offering crop protection in Facebook game

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/18/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
John Deere fans may have taken their love for agriculture to the social networking scene by playing online games like FarmVille.

Georgia expo may prove interesting to John Deere enthusiasts

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/15/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
John Deere is supporting an agriculture show that may prove a destination of interest for the company's fans.

Illinois farmer still hauling grain at 92

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/12/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
At 92, Illinois farmer Sam Harms still manages to get into his family's John Deere equipment to help out around the fields, according to a recent report in the Bloomington Pantagraph.

Soybeans harvested in Illinois to help international assistance program

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/11/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
A soybean field was harvested in Illinois in order to help the efforts of the Food Resource Bank, which provides international assistance for farming.

Washington farmer has learned the value of help

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/8/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
While many farmers rely on John Deere tractors and other implements to get their jobs done, having a good team to work with can also be a big help.

Ag Department, 4-H encourage young people to pursue science

Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/7/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Hundreds of thousands of students across the nation took part in the 2010 National Science Experiment, an event that was organized by 4-H and supported by the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Think pink: Ohio teen restores John Deere tractor

Posted by Green Fun Store on 8/23/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Usually restoring a John Deere tractor may present a number of questions that need to be answered - how to get parts, how to deal with sudden problems or where to even find a machine in the first place.

Illinois farmer who restored John Deere tractor is remembered

Posted by Green Fun Store on 7/29/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Of the memories associated with Illinois farmer Owen Richardson, one of them involves a ride on a rebuilt antique John Deere tractor.

Antique John Deere Tractor features at farm fundraiser

Posted by Green Fun Store on 7/20/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
A recent fundraiser featured not only educational efforts and food, but also an antique John Deere tractor.

Caring for farm pets important in summer heat

Posted by Green Fun Store on 7/14/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
While John Deere owners may take the time to care for their machines, they should also keep in mind the furry friends they may have on the farm.
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