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John Deere Camping Checklist: 12 Items to Bring for a Weekend Outdoors

As we enter June and some of the longest days of the year arrive, weekend trips to campgrounds become a very popular weekend activity for friends and families. Anybody who has been on a weekend getaway in the wilderness has arrived at the campgrounds forgetting an essential to their trip.

In an effort to minimize these lapses in packing, we’ve put together a John Deere-specific camping checklist including many essentials for a Deere-themed camping success. And of course, as always, don’t forget your bug spray and sunscreen!

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Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 2

Yesterday, we featured part one of our two-part interview with Joel Wineland of West Central Equipment, where we learned a bit about Joel’s background, his job responsibilities, West Central’s locations, and their customers. Today, we will continue on with our interview with Joel, taking a deeper dive into life at a John Deere dealership during peak planting season, enjoy!

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Q: At your location, do you recognize certain pieces of equipment that are hot sellers during planting season?

Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 1

As we enter peak row crop planting season in parts of the country largely responsible for our nation’s input, John Deere dealerships begin to buzz with customers looking for equipment, parts, or even just some useful information from the industry’s finest. Without these dealerships, and their employees, equipment purchases and servicing would be impossible, crippling our nation’s producers’ ability to harvest the largest yield possible when the sun sets on the growing season and fall sets in.

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15 Interesting Soybean Facts to Know this Planting Season

As soybean planting season hits full stride across most of the United States and producers work on covering an expected record acreage, we thought it would be a good opportunity to take a moment and better understand the history of soybeans, what they’re used for, and some other fun facts that may not be common knowledge.

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We’ve put together a list of 15 soybean facts that we found to be either critical to shaping today’s soybean production or were simply just interesting tidbits of knowledge worth sharing. Enjoy!

1. Soybeans originated in Southeast Asia and were first domesticated by Chinese farmers around 1100 BC. (Source)

10 Must-Equip Accessories for the Ultimate John Deere Car

John Deere enthusiasts enjoy showing their love for the brand everywhere they go. The green and yellow color scheme paired with the iconic leaping deer logo can be seen not only in the fields, at the worksite, or in the forest, but also on clothing, referenced in famous songs, at weddings, and much more.

There are a number of accessories that now make it possible for these loyal fans of the brand to bring Deere on the road by decorating some (or all) parts of their vehicle. Let’s take a look at ten accessories that can help these loyalists create the ultimate John Deere car.

Entertaining Farmers of the Future with John Deere Combine Toys

Combines are some of the largest, most fascinating pieces of agricultural equipment that can be found on the field or farm, easily causing kids’ eyes to grow larger and jaws to drop at the sight of their wheels turning. While it’s wise for children to stay away from these large pieces of equipment, it’s still possible for them to get up close and personal with combines in their everyday lives thanks to a variety of John Deere combine toys.

We’ve highlighted some specific toys that the little ones can get their hands on daily to learn more about how combines work in a fun manner. Enjoy!

Journeying Back more than 175 Years at the John Deere Historic Site

Today, John Deere has a worldwide presence, but it all started more than 175 years ago in Grand Detour, Illinois. John Deere set out from Rutland, Vermont in 1836, before opening a shop to repair and manufacture small tools, as well as a polished-steel plow that allowed farmers to cut through the sticky Midwest soil.

John Deere Historic Site Sign Journeying Back more than 175 Years at the John Deere Historic Site

Showing Passion for Agriculture with John Deere Computer Wallpaper

For more than 175 years, John Deere has been producing agricultural equipment based on their founder’s famous “I will never put my name on a product that does not have the best that is in me” quote. Deere’s dedication to bettering the agricultural industry while making life easier for those that make a living off the land has been the engine driving a growing base of loyal customers and fans of the brand.

If you’re happy to be a part of Deere’s passionate fan-base, take the time to scroll through and download any item of this collection of John Deere computer wallpapers that will surely show your passion for the brand and agriculture as a whole.

6 Items to Create the Ultimate John Deere Room for Kids

Deciding on a theme for a child’s room can be a fun activity. John Deere enthusiasts have it made thanks to a number of items offered by Deere that display love for the green and yellow. So, whether you have a little boy or girl that’s a big fan of Deere, or just want to add some Deere flare to a child’s room, Deere offers a number of products.

Let’s take a look at six products that we believe will help create the ultimate John Deere room for kids.

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Piggy Bank 6 Items to Create the Ultimate John Deere Room for Kids

Interview with Bill McKeel, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

Dealerships are one of the key components behind what makes John Deere one of the most successful agricultural equipment producers in the world. Without these dealerships (and their employees), equipment or product purchases and servicing would be made next to impossible, crippling the agriculture industry.

Last week, we featured an interview with Dale VanSlyke of Heritage Tractor. This week, we had the opportunity to sit down with Bill McKeel, CCE sales representative of the Nashville, North Carolina, East Coast Equipment location to better understand what elements comprise a successful John Deere dealership.

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