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John Deere at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show

DSC00654 John Deere at the 2012 National Farm Machinery Show

Each year the National Farm Machinery Show attracts thousands of people interested in viewing the latest and greatest farming equipment to the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky. This year was no different. Despite a continually-challenging agriculture and economic climate, last week’s four day show welcomed over 305,000 people, making it the third highest attendance ever in the show’s 47 year history.

While major machinery brands took up the largest chunks of floorspace, smaller booths displaying everything from boots to baskets made sure no area was left empty. The near record-breaking crowd, and sheer size of the show, made it virtually impossible to see everything available. We were sure to spend ample time in the one area that we know you care about most: John Deere.

A Brief History of the National Farm Machinery Show

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Later this week, the 47th National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull will begin at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  The four day event always draws large crowds from across the country, with last year’s attendance reaching just over 300,000 people.  More than 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space will be used at the show to display and demonstrate the latest technological advancements and products from more than 850 exhibitors.  Just as we were at the 2011 show, we’ll be at this year’s show providing updates to those of you who can’t make it.

Up Close With John Deere at the National Farm Machinery Show 2011

The National Farm Machinery Show has been in full swing, and John Deere MachineFinder has been right in the middle of the action!

We’ve been out on the John Deere exhibit floor this week, getting straight talk about all the latest machinery from the folks in green.

John Deere MachineFinder Gets Social

Ladies and gentlemen, John Deere is now social! You’ve made us a part of your work and lives for the past 172 years, and now we’re making you a part of ours by connecting with you online:

Twitter, FriendFeed, and Plurk

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On Twitter, you can follow us @MachineFinder. We’re answering your questions in 140 characters or less, and bringing you useful links and updates/news relating to agriculture. We participate in #agchat every Tuesday from 8-10pm EDT with the rest of the crowd on great agricultural and farming topics.

The Agriculture Community & John Deere: AgChat

agchat5 The Agriculture Community & John Deere: AgChat Thanks to the social web, we now have solutions for everyday components available to us online. While those in agriculture are often seen by our city counterparts as uncivilized and unconnected, the truth is proving to be far from that.

AG Chat, or #agchat as it’s more commonly known, brings in a new era that provides AG working folk with a mechanism to communicate with each other in a more round-table discussion. The chat session is conducted via Twitter, the revolutionary social networking communication service. To participate in the conversation, all you need to do is write your question, thought, or greeting and mark as a Twitter status update, followed by the hashtag #agchat.