- 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 7/7/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
According to a recent report from the Reading Eagle, 17-year-old Josh Lesher recently got it in his mind that he wanted to start a harvesting business. He managed to secure a $50,000 loan to buy a used combine, which he'll employ in the venture.
"This is all in my name," Lesher said. "I got the loan, and I have to make the payments."
He said he plans on using the combine to work the fields of area farmers who don't have equipment of their own. Lesher is going to charge roughly $25 an acre for his service and is looking to take care of 1,000 acres in Berks County.
Of course, Lesher isn't alone when it comes to having an entrepreneurial spirit, although his may be a bit bigger than others. Still, teens across the country may have taken to John Deere tractors and other machinery to make an extra buck caring for lawns.