- John Deere named one of the best global brands
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- 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
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Roger Hood "Hoodie" Geisbert II represents the third generation of the Geisbert family to run the store; he told The Frederick News Post that the store's closing is bittersweet in many ways, but he has been anticipating it for a while. "I guess I'm getting older," he said. "I'm 75 and my wife passed away, who was a main part of the business."
Moreover, Geisbert affirms the area around Frederick has shifted in recent years from an agricultural hub to a more residential district. "It's time to go," Geisbert said. The store was established in 1900 and originally catered to a clientele looking for carriage construction. In the 1940s, however, the store started to carry John Deere tractors and it began offering products for farmers from then on.
The Frederick community is lamenting the loss of the store. Colby Ferguson, a Frederick County agriculture development specialist, said farmers with used tractors and antique farm equipment will have a harder time finding replacement parts now that the store is closed. "I have a colleague who used antique tractors and older equipment for farming and this place was his number one resource for parts, and that's one of the biggest impacts closing the business will have."