- 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 1/12/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
At 12 years old, Max Nissen is a precocious youngster with a knack for business. He affirms that he understands business principles and though he is too young to drive a car, he is old enough to make a difference. During the snow blast this week, Nissen saw an opportunity to not only make some money, but also help his neighbors. Nissen hopped on his John Deere tractor and plowed out his snowed-in neighbors - for a price.
He charges $25 to each customer and plows their sidewalks and driveways; on a good day, he told KSDK TV that he can make upward of $200 using his prized tractor. The tractor, a Christmas gift from his parents, was initially viewed with skepticism by some of his neighbors, until he used it to shovel them out of the snowstorm.
Michelle Harris, a neighbor, said that she at first thought the tractor "was kind of a ridiculous Christmas present for a boy to get," but quickly changed her opinion when he "started a business venture." Nissen says his business success has piqued the interest of his friends, who are planning their own shoveling businesses.