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Family creates snow fort using John Deere tractor

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/28/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
In Minnesota, a family in the small town of Stillwater started what they hope is a new Christmas tradition: The family banded together and built a snow fort using a John Deere tractor.

Farm life and solar power collide on New York organic farm

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/27/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Farm life is set to get a makeover in New York: While organic farms are known for the low environmental impact they have on the earth, Berle Farm in Hoosick Falls announced that it will further offset its greenhouse emissions through the installation of a solar panel system on its grounds.

California county enacts program to replaced used tractors with fuel efficient models

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/27/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
In California, aggressive emissions-cutting laws have been enacted that aim to reduce the state's reliance on dirty energy.

Need gift ideas for kids who love farm life? How about a John Deere toy tractor?

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/21/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
With Christmas only four days away, many shoppers are scrambling to buy last minute gifts for their loved ones. For those with younger ones to buy for, consider a battery-powered John Deere toy tractor for those kids who love farm life.

Michigan boy heads to South Dakota to compete in toy tractor race

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/16/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Carson Alli is like many other 4-year-old boys. He likes to play outside, hang out with his friends and go to school. However, Alli also has a hidden talent: He is a prodigy on a pedal tractor and is headed to South Dakota where he will compete in a national pedal-pull tractor competition.

Farm life inspires Iowa man to build his own replica John Deere tractors

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/15/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
You're never too old to enjoy John Deere toys, according to Jim DeBoer of Orange City, Iowa. Now in his 80s, DeBoer has been collecting and building replica John Deere tractors and other farm equipment since he was a child.

John Deere toy tractors sell like hot cakes at Pennsylvania farm toy show

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/14/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Recently, at the P. Rodney Cover Memorial Christmas Toy Show in St. Thomas, Pennsylvania, John Deere toy tractors were in high demand as excited adults and kids alike gathered to peruse the exhibitions of 17 vendors who were there to showcase their farm toys.

Farm life perfect setting for Delaware couple as they retire on tree farm

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/13/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Most prosperous farm owners suffer many defeats before they find success and Bill Hickman and his wife Leslie are no different: they spent years immersed in farm life trying to find that perfect speciality until they settled on Christmas trees. Now, the rest is history.

Locals kids experience farm life for a day

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/8/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
In Fremont, California, the Ardenwood Historic Farm has operated in the same manner more or less for more than a century. Recently, the farm hosted local children from the area to come and experience farm life for a day.

Divine inspiration on the farm

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/7/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Brother Placid, a monk in Peosta, Iowa, is quite the multitasker. Now in his 80s, Brother Placid came to New Melleray Abbey in 1955 and has since both worked and run the farm there. On top of his farm life obligations, Brother Placid also served as a makeshift carpenter and janitor at a nearby Abbey.

New book series chronicles family's farm life upbringing

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/6/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
For those interested in farm life, look no further than the "Growing Erbs" series of books. The seven-part collection, a majority of them written by Sheila Erb Caza, is filled with comedy, history and even a cookbook, and is a compendium of tales that depict her family's farm life upbringing.

Farm and Ranch expo showcases latest advancements in farm life technology

Posted by Green Fun Store on 12/1/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
In Amarillo, Texas, farmers are gathering for the 26th annual Farm and Ranch show, a showcase for technological innovations in farming.

Female farmer loves farm life

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/30/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Some may like to think that only men can farm, but Kay Peters, of Le Mars, Iowa, has a different point of view. Peters grew up immersed in farm life, but did not actively work on a farm until she married her husband, Jim, 31 years ago. Now, she loves the hard working, agrarian lifestyle they lead.

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
Students studying agriculture at Southeast Community College in Beatrice, Nebraska rise every morning and get to experience farm life in a different way from other college kids. While their peers sleep in their warm beds, as part of their curriculum, agricultural students work with livestock or crops, learning from experts and honing their skills.

Minnesota politician learned hard work and humility through farm life upbringing

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/29/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Kurt Zellers, who was just elected the speaker of the Minnesota House, grew up steeped in farm life in North Dakota. Zellers feels he has a unique upbringing that will help him excel at his important new position.

Kids learn about farm life through McDonald's foods

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/24/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
At Montana State University, kids living in the school's family and graduate student housing recently got a chance to put their knowledge of farm life to work. Led by students from the university's College of Agriculture, the kids used agricultural products exclusively from Montana to construct their own unique renderings of the classic McDonald's "Happy Meal."

Farm life front and center in holiday cards drawn by local kids

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/23/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Christmas cards are usually a little more boring than the ones children in the rural farm town of Wimauma, Florida drew recently for a charity event. Although the cards depict a variety of scenes, almost all of them allude to farm life, something many of the children know plenty about.

Children get to experience farm life for a day

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/22/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
This past weekend at the Walter C. Todd Agricultural Research Center outside of Nacogdoches, Texas, children of all ages got an in depth look at what farm life means for many people across the country at the college’s farm day.

John Deere donates to Iowa town it has historical ties to

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/19/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
John Deere's loyalty to the local communities it operates in was evident this week as John Deere Des Moines Works announced it would donate $5,000 to the Ankeny Area Historical Society, highlighting the company's importance to both the city's local economy and its history.

Country star Jason Aldean says farm life shaped his music, success

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/18/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Country music is the music of America. Country music star Jason Aldean knows this. He grew up in Georgia, experiencing farm life and attending concerts, dreaming that one day he would play to sold out audiences. His dreams are now a reality.

Former John Deere employee donates 30-foot tall spruce tree to company

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/16/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
When Dianne Riessen retired after more than twenty years with John Deere, she could not escape her love for the company. With John Deere such an important part of her life for so long, Riessen immediately thought of her former employer when she had a conundrum on her hands: what to do with a 30-foot spruce tree growing in her front yard.

Farm expo features John Deere toys

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/15/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
At a recent expo in Rio, Wisconsin, masses of people flocked to and from booths that were selling toys, excitedly pointing out their favorites and looking for specific antiques that are hard to find. These people are avid collectors of John Deere toys and model tractors and the show was a place to find that crucial piece for their collections.

NBA superstar Shaquille O'Neil loves farm life

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/12/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
When he is not blocking shots and defending the basket from opposing centers 20 years his junior, Shaquille O'Neil has another passion: he loves the farm he has recently settled into since he signed with the Boston Celtics this past offseason.

Urban farms grow in popularity

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/11/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
A new trend is emerging amongst city dwellers away from the typical city life of a cramped apartment with little room and lots of external noise. More and more, people are leaving behind the hectic city life for a setting that resembles farm life – all the while remaining in the city.

Tractor sales grow in October as grain prices rise

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/10/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Farmers are expanding their operations and buying more as the worldwide market for grains and other farmed goods increases. Recently, farmers have begun purchasing more tractors, leaving behind their used tractors.
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