- 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 12/29/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
The group of friends, members of the Warrior Run Weavers team, told the Milton Standard Journal that they are getting ready for the youth portion of the fleece to shawl competition on January 12 at the farm life show. Abby Heggenstaller, a member of the team, affirms: "Our theme this year is wild flowers. That's the theme of our shawl. We decided to make tie-dyed shirts with blossoms."
Heggenstaller told the paper that last year, the team's theme was used tractors so each team member wore a shirt emblazoned with a John Deere tractor. To prepare for this year's competition, the team is currently studying up on farm life and practicing "spinning and weaving to make sure we're ready for the farm show," Heggenstaller says.
The team has been working for months on the shawl: One member, Emily Smith, asserts that she began work on the shawl's design this past summer with the team's coaches, Wayne and Frances Appleman. At the farm life show in January, each team will have three hours to create a shawl using various patterns. Until then, the team plans to keep practicing their craft.