- 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
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Farm expo features John Deere toys
Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/15/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Rio High School recently hosted the expo to raise money for the city's antidrug programs. The convention – stocked with John Deere apparel and farm life charm – attracted collectors from around the area, including Dan Ramsden of Cottage Grove, Wisconsin, who finally found the John Deere hay elevator he had been searching for.
Some came to gawk at the rare John Deere toys while others sought to expand their collections or sell their restored toys. Terry Braatz, a Rio area farmer, vehemently denies that he will ever sell his treasured collectibles. Braatz tells the Portage Daily Register that each "one of my kids is going to inherit one." Braatz believes it is "important to have that history for the grandkids."
Some of the John Deere collectibles are worth upwards of $1,000, a small price to pay for families that have been collecting them for generations.