- 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 2/15/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Paul Hindel was one many attendees at this year's event. Hindel was thrilled to be at the event and exclaimed "I've been to a lot of these since i was three or four." The 12-year-old said that while he was excited to check out all of the used tractors at the event, he was most impressed with one model in particular. "I like all trucks and tractors, but I like John Deere the best. I like the loud noises, and I'd like to do this someday," he affirmed.
Fans crowded the grandstand and track seats for the Truck Tractor and Semi Pull, one of the last - and most popular - events to close out the fair. Chad Young, a farmer who has attended the fair for years, said he has "been coming to the fair since I was little, and I try to come out every year if I can" because "it's the everyday farmer with their tractors and local guys doing this for fun" that make it worthwhile.
Rance Noce, a fan who caught the Semi Pull, summed up the event's appeal: "The tractor pull is about the fair itself; just the power of the tractors. They put on a good show every year."