- 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
Pennsylvania farm life show goes green
Posted by Green Fun Store on 1/3/2011 to Farm Lifestyle
Patrick Kerwin, the executive director of the state's farm show, says that he is an ardent believer in green technology and that recycling and energy savings projects that his team implemented this past year are responsible for big savings in energy costs: According to Pennsylvania's Department of Agriculture, expenses for the farm show were down by $761,000 during 2009.
In fact, the cost savings that the farm show experienced this past fiscal year are the greatest since 2005 to 2006, according to Kerwin. Under Kerwin, the farm show has replaced 8,000 lighting fixtures with energy-efficient bulbs and installed rooftop solar panel systems that both produce electricity and heat water.
In an interview with the Harrisburg Patriot-News, Kerwin said that the green initiatives are good for the environment and business: "These environmentally friendly enhancements are not only good social policy, but also a good business practice. In addition to reducing costs, it benefits the complex from a marketing standpoint. More organizations are seeking environmentally friendly facilities to hold their events."