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Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment

Posted by Green Fun Store on 6/2/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Classic John Deere is known throughout the world for its advanced farm machinery, and the company constantly strives to inform people about its progress. John Deere makes it a top priority to ensure security for the future of farm life, keeping children in rural settings educated about agricultural techniques. At the Heyworth High School in Illinois, students in the ag class were given the opportunity to view a spectacular John Deere tractor and a 16-row planter from Cross Implement in Minier.

According to The Times Union, the equipment that the students had a chance to observe was the John Deere 8270R and the 1770NT planter, which will eventually be lent to the Heyworth FFA for planting soybeans near the school. These advanced models contain a state-of-the-art GPS system that steers the machines through the field with precision and accuracy.

"I have been able to drive a tractor since I was about 8 or 9 years old and ever since then, there have been so many changes," a student told the news source. "Stuff like the GPS system, though, is amazing. It's something that my grandfather and father might not use all that much, but I think I might."