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Put This on Your Bucket List: A Trip to the John Deere Store

The John Deere Store has a deep-rooted history and provides fans with just about everything they could ever imagine desiring. Whether you are a long-time fan or an up-and-coming one, there is something for you to appreciate at this store.

CAUTION: If you choose to visit the John Deere Store, you are entering at your own risk, as your family will probably never want to leave!

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Located right near the Pavilion, the John Deere Store offers agriculture fans a huge selection of clothing, toys, collectible items, videos, book and much more, making this attraction an absolute must-visit.

Taking a Break from the Farm: Eight Can’t-Miss 2014 State Fairs

As the spring planting season has concluded and the summer marches on, crop producers across the country are likely ready for some fun, relaxing days with the family whenever time allows for it. Between July 4th and Labor Day, there will be a number of 2014 state fairs taking place, giving area residents (and even non-residents) a gathering place for food, fun, education, and much more.

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We’ve searched the web for information covering eight state fairs that we believe are “can’t miss” events this year. So, while producers are preparing their harvesting equipment, we hope this list and information allows them to mark their calendars for a well-deserved day of family-fun!

Image Gallery: Our Fans Celebrating the 4th of July John Deere Style!

As Americans everywhere prepare to celebrate the 4th of July in their own way, we wanted to take some time to reach out to some of our fans and see how they’re using (or have used)  John Deere equipment as a part of their celebration. From tractors pulling floats in public parades, to subtly decorated Deere tractors in the confines of one’s own garage, we learned (thanks to a number of fan submissions) that Deere enthusiasts do in fact include their equipment in their July 4th celebrations.

American Flag Image Gallery: Our Fans Celebrating the 4th of July John Deere Style!

Second Highest Auction Price Ever on John Deere 5010 Tractor

Wow, what a beauty.

I’m talking about the restored 1963 John Deere 5010 tractor that sold for $45,000 on a May 24, 2014 collector auction in east-central Iowa. $45,000 is the second highest auction sale price I’ve ever seen on a JD 5010.

JD5010 IA 45K Second Highest Auction Price Ever on John Deere 5010 Tractor

The highest sale price? $79,100 on a 2006 Ebay online auction for the very 1st SN# John Deere 5010. It was in kind of rough shape after having been used by a municipality in Oklahoma for many years. The buyer was well known collector of first SN# John Deere tractors, Walter Keller of Forrest Junction, WI. After extensive restoration work, here’s what that 1st SN# JD 5010 tractor looks like today:

Interview with Brian Hill, East Coast Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight

As we enter peak row crop planting season in parts of the country largely responsible for our nation’s crop 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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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.

photo 2 Interview with Joel Wineland, West Central Equipment: John Deere Dealer Spotlight Part 1

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

A Walk Down Memory Lane: Looking at the History of John Deere Leaders

From the moment John Deere and Company was founded in 1868 and John Deere himself said “I will never put my name on a product that doesn’t have in it the best that is in me,” the company has stuck to its core values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation, led by just a handful of captains.

Let’s take a walk down memory lane and look at a brief history of John Deere leaders, what eras they led, and some of the John Deere products that were born during their tenure.

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John Deere
Founder and President

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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1972 JD 4020 Tractor Sold for $30,000 on Indiana Auction

How many JD 4020 tractors have I seen sold at auction over the past 18+ years? 1,684.

So it was kind of an eye opener when I run across a 4020 selling for the 4th highest sale price ever. Such was the case on a February 22, 2014 consignment auction in northeast Indiana where the 1972 JD 4020 diesel tractor pictured above sold for $30,000. It was the “originalness” of this tractor that made it pop with bidders. 4,180 actual hours. One owner. Shedded. Folks knew who the owner was, knew the history of care.

JD4020 IN 30K 1972 JD 4020 Tractor Sold for $30,000 on Indiana Auction

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