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Historic John Deere Site To Open Gates For 48th Season

June 13, 2012

 John Deere Historic Site

The John Deere Historic Site in Grand Detour, Illinois, opened for its 48th season on May 2, as the place where the iconic brand got its beginnings and has been memorialized by the company.

The Rock River Times reported that the site will be available for viewing by fans of the brand, history buffs and farmers from across the U.S. The home that John Deere built still stands, and was designated a Registered National Historic Landmark by the National Park Service. This famous residence was where the innovator built his first “self-scouring” steel plow.

Product Spotlight: John Deere 35D Excavator

June 1, 2012

John Deere 35 Excavator

The jobsite has transformed over the years, as advances in technology have allowed construction crews to tackle certain projects in a more efficient manner. Whether workers are using cranes or excavators, the machines they rely on are now made with the latest available to the industry and help with any job.

The John Deere line of excavators offers a construction crew a wide range of options to choose from, as the company has models in a compact series, a construction class and a production class.

Horicon Living History Days Celebration Set Against John Deere Backdrop

May 31, 2012


There are a number of towns and cities across the U.S. where citizens are proud of the traditions associated with the respective region, as historical exhibitions and celebrations are common for many Americans, especially during the summer months.

The pride that many Americans have in their country and their hometown is part of what drives these celebrations, but there are also fun activities that take place at the events that the whole family can enjoy.

The Evolution of the John Deere Agricultural Sector

May 24, 2012

 John Deere History

The transformation of the John Deere Company from a single plow salesman into a worldwide business was not one that occurred overnight, and the emergence of the brand over the course of the past 175 years has impacted many sectors of the U.S. economy.

John Deere fashioned a polished-steel plow in Grand Detour, Illinois, in 1837, and his company has been making innovative products to fill the needs of businesses in several sectors ever since.

The evolution of the John Deere brand allowed the company to expand into other industries aside from the agricultural sector, as the firm now produces machinery for businesses and people operating in forestry, construction, golf/turf and residential areas.

A John Deere Vacation For The Whole Family

May 21, 2012

John Deere Pavilion

The newly renovated John Deere Pavilion is an amazing destination for families who are traveling in and around the Moline, Illinois area, as the site holds a number of attractions, exhibits and fun for all ages.

The transformation that the site went through led to the addition of several new exhibits, allowing families to explore the many facets of the iconic brand. People can take a look at the company’s global business and products, the work being done by John Deere to provide food for the growing population of the world and the rich history of the business that was started by an ambitious American from Vermont.

John Deere Employees Help Provide Meals For Children

May 9, 2012

John Deere Volunteers

Iconic American brands like John Deere have always maintained a significant presence in communities across the country, as workers from the company help citizens in their area with a variety of philanthropic events.

John Deere began this tradition during the Great Depression, a time when many Americans could not make ends meet. Farmers who had purchased equipment from the company and could not meet their obligations were accommodated, as the brand decided to extend its financing options and delayed payments, despite a loss in revenue.

2012 Farm of Distinction Winner Honored in Alabama

April 10, 2012

John Deere 550 | John Deere Gator

A diversified Dallas County farm was named the 2012 Alabama Farm of Distinction during the state’s farm-city awards luncheon in Birmingham on April 2, 2012, the Alabama Local News reported.

According to the news outlet, the farm’s 68-year-old owner has seen the agricultural industry change over the years, but Sam Givhan has been able to adapt in order to maintain a successful business. His farm expanded from the traditional Black Belt crops like cotton and soybeans to catfish and cattle.

John Deere Technology Ranked For Best Agriculture Apps In 2012

April 5, 2012

JD Link | John Deere Technology

John Deere has always been at the forefront of technological innovation in the agricultural industry, and with its recent investments in technology to help farmers increase their productivity and efficiency, it has succeeded in advancing the sector.

According to Crop Life, the JD Link was one of the 10 best mobile apps for the agricultural sector in 2012, as the program helps to improve the efficiency and ease for farmers and their day-to-day operations.

A Fresh Look For The John Deere Pavilion

March 20, 2012


New John Deere Pavilion

The John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Illinois, underwent a major redesign project during the cold winter months in preparation for the company’s 175 anniversary, as it reopened in mid-February with a variety of new exhibits and products on display.

According to a company release, the reopening showcased the near total transformation of the visitor experience at the site. Though the outside of the building looks the same, the scope of the renovation is immediately apparent once the visitor looks inside.

John Deere’s Facebook Page Surpasses 1,000,000 Followers

March 16, 2012

John Deere Fans

The evolution of a company is generally tracked by its ability to adjust to the latest technological advances and enhance their market presence through innovation and effective marketing. John Deere has done this for more than 175 years, and its recent social media push ensures that the next generation of John Deere fans will be able stay connected with the business.

As the brand saw its number of followers shoot past 1,000,000, it continued to update its page in order to provide resources and information about John Deere products and industry news.