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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.

Young boy chooses charity over toy tractors

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/9/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Nikolas Soldi, a six year old boy in Leicester, knows a thing or two about John Deere products. On Halloween night, he won a prize for having the best costume, but he chose to spend his earnings a different way than on one of his prized John Deere toys – he donated half of it.

Farm life and ag experience could help form trade policies

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/8/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Having experience in farm life may help concerned citizens assist the government regarding the trade of agricultural goods.

Tennessee show co-hosted by John Deere toy maker

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/5/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
John Deere toys and other items will mostly likely play a part during an upcoming show in Jackson, Tennessee.

Technical program offers John Deere training

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/4/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
John Deere hats aren't the only tie that a number of students on the campus of Pittsburg State University.

Farm life safety program offered across the country

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/3/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Safety is an important aspect of farm life, especially when it concerns children in rural and agricultural areas.

Boy willing to wait on toy tractor to help fire department

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/2/2010 to Farm Lifestyle
Nikolas Soldi is willing to wait a little longer to buy a John Deere toy tractor, according to a recent report from Massachusetts' Worcester Telegram & Gazette.

John Deere recognized for supporting green industry

Posted by Green Fun Store on 11/1/2010 to Current News/Events of John Deere
Green is a prominent color in the John Deere logo, and the company was recently honored for its efforts in supporting the grounds-keeping industry.
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