- 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
Posted by Green Fun Store on 9/17/2010
The John Deere Des Moines Works in Ankeny, Iowa, was recognized in the large employer category for its contributions. Governor Chet Culver presented the company with the Iowa Freedom Award.
"Support from family and community is important," Culver said. "But another partner in service too often overlooked is the employer who allows time off and holds a job open for a service member."
Businesses are nominated for the awards by an employee who is a member of the Guard or Reserve. Family members may also recommend a company to be recognized.
The companies received their awards during a ceremony held in Des Moines. Along with the awards, Culver signed a proclamation that made September 19-25 Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve Week in the state.
John Deere Credit continued the company's support of philanthropic causes recently by donating funds to an Iowa elementary school. It is also taking part in a program to encourage reading among students.