Getting to Know John Deere in Germany

Laura McNamara

John Deere Werke Mannheim just celebrated it’s 50th year last year and Dr. Oliver Neumann says that milestone marked some remarkable accomplishments for John Deere. The most notable, Oliver says, is John Deere’s strong presence in the European market. Oliver says in the past 5 years, John Deere has nearly doubled its sales in the European market. European Beginnings It …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farming, John Deere, Technology, Tractor

John Deere To Win Gold for E-Premium Power-House

Laura McNamara

Imagine a tractor that gave farmers enough light to work in the dark. Imagine a tractor that could be a portable, off-site power outlet. Imagine a tractor that has more “get up and go.” Bah. One might think that’s “unheard of”… well, before you scoff, think again. John Deere Werke Mannheim is poised to unleash a new series of E-Premium …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farming, John Deere, Technology, Tractor

Heidelberg’s Rooftop Landscape

Laura McNamara

The gray sky couldn’t fully mute the reds, yellows, greens and oranges of fall that were sprinkled throughout the rolling hills surrounding Heidelberg today. The colors popped through a lacy mist draped over the valley. The fall hues weren’t the only colors stubborn enough to stand out from the gray haze. “Heidelberg is known for it’s colorful rooftop landscape,” said …

International, John Deere

Innovations, Trends and Visions… In Germany

Laura McNamara

For the next couple of days, Agwired.com is going to be your portal to one of the world’s biggest showcases for farm equipment. I’ve made my way all the way from Kansas City, MO to Frankfurt, Germany to cover Agritechnica 2007. This event is being held next week, November 13 through 17, but John Deere is hosting a group of …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farming, John Deere, Technology, Tractor

Successful Farming Launches Farm Machinery Show

Laura McNamara

Farmers and ranchers can tune into a brand new show that’s devoted solely to farm machinery beginning tomorrow. Successful Farming is launching it’s Farm Machinery Show on both RFD-TV and high-definition RFD-HD. Premiering November 1, 2007, The Successful Farming Machinery Show the Successful Farming® Machinery Show will deliver all the best-read favorites from the magazine, and for the first time …

Agribusiness, Equipment, Farm Shows, Farming, John Deere, Media

A Revolutionary Cotton Picker

Chuck Zimmerman

John Deere says that their new 7760 Cotton Picker will revolutionize harvesting the crop. This machine was on display in action at last week’s Sunbelt Ag Expo. Southeast AgNet’s Randall Weiseman was on hand to obtain interviews for me. He spoke with Jamie Flood, Deere’s Cotton Marketing Manager, who worked with the 7760 development in Iowa. You can listen to …

Agribusiness, Audio, Cotton, John Deere

Agritechnica Hands Out Innovation Awards

Laura McNamara

Agritechnica organizer Deutsche Landwirtschafts-Gesellschaft – German Agri-cultural Society has awarded 7 Gold Medals and 33 Silver Medals for leading innovation in agriculture. Agricultural companies worldwide submitted a total of 331 innovations to DLG, making this year’s submissions the highest number of submissions in twelve years. “This can be assessed as a clear indication that agricultural machinery manufacturers are starting an …

Ag Group, Agribusiness, Equipment, Farm Shows, Farming, John Deere, New Holland, Technology, Tractor

Agritechnica Excitement Mounts

Laura McNamara

Chuck and Cindy have been providing international ag coverage for the past several weeks, and in November, it will be my turn. I’m planning to join John Deere at the preview days for the 2007 Agritechnica exhibition in Hanover, Germany. Agritechnica leadership is getting excited about the event and about the record setting number of exhibitors. Dr. Reinhard Grandke, Chief …

Agribusiness, Biodiesel, Equipment, Farm Shows, International, John Deere, Technology, Tractor

John Deere Scholarship Rewards NAMA Student Leadership

Laura McNamara

NAMA student chapters that excel at offering students the tools they need to develop their leadership and academic skills have a chance to get some fiscal help from John Deere. Outstanding chapters that apply for The John Deere Signature Award could win up to $3,000. The John Deere Signature Award is designed to create a new level of recognition within …

Education, John Deere, NAMA