- 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
Iowa elementary students earning John Deere store credits
Posted by Green Fun Store on 10/29/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
According to a school report in the Des Moines Register, children at the Findley Elementary School have already read 1,000 books in a program sponsored by the farm equipment manufacturer. Through it, the youngsters can earn credits they can use at the John Deere store.
"School-related items like pencils, markers and notebooks may be purchased," the paper said.
The report in the Register said along with individual accolades, the entire student body is working toward an overall goal of reading 12,000 books during this school year. Offering them the John Deere store credits gives the children an extra incentive for trying to complete their goal.
A unit of John Deere recently donated more that $6,000 to the elementary school. The dollars will be used to support the reading program. Some of the funds are also going to be put toward purchasing new equipment.