- 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 4/11/2011 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Middle school students were engaged in a tractor driving competition, steering the farm equipment through an obstacle course. According to the Denton Record-Chronicle, the entry fee was $15, and the three finalists split the pot at the end of the day.
"Normally [the tractor driving competition] runs about an hour or an hour and a half," Association President Suzanne Fulton told the news source. "This year it's beyond that because it drew more participants."
The children were extremely enthusiastic about the fair, which also included livestock showcases, a public speaking competition, a silent auction and buyer's barbecue, home economics seminars and environmental science contests. Of course, the main event was the rodeo and the announcement of rodeo queen and princess.
Large scale community attractions like this will ensure the future of farming, encouraging the next generation to uphold the roots of local tradition - while still providing the adults with ample entertainment.