- 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
Students at local college learn about farm life by working on the land
Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/30/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Farm life can be demanding and these students know it better than most. Rachel Brejcha, a student at the school, said that she was enjoying the supplemental learning, telling the Fremont Tribune that while "it's been mostly classroom stuff," to that point, she was able to work with horses on the school's farmland, worming them with help from her professor.
Just next door, students in another farming class learned to both weigh animals and determine feed procedures. Eric Kielian, a student in charge of recording the weights, affirms that the process allows the students to see "how fast they're growing and we also ear tag them to keep track of them." The class instructor, Justin Benz, believes that the students "enjoy actually getting out and working with the livestock."
The school expects that the interactive agricultural lessons will better prepare its students for a farm life that is increasingly competitive and reliant on technology.