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Blue, Gold and Green Mix well at Husker Harvest Days

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Decked out in bright green John Deere polo shirts and with smiles on their faces, members of the Maywood FFA Chapter recently made the long haul to Wood River, Nebraska, for the annual Husker Harvest Days. Maywood was one of three Nebraska FFA chapters that were chosen to represent John Deere at the 2015 Husker Harvest Days’ event. The MPS chapter assisted John Deere employees by helping run the information counter and presentation area.

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Students at the information counter handed out wristbands, product information, and helped with general questions that attendees had. Other students got to help with a presentation given by Sue Gray, an agronomist for John Deere, and handed out Voucher Coupons to attendees who then got to redeem them for a free, trademarked, John Deere cap. The FFA members got a free lunch ticket for working, along with a free John Deere cap, wristband, drawstring bag, and a very generous donation to the FFA Chapter from John Deere. Even if green wasn’t their favorite color and they didn’t get to test drive the new 9620rx Quadtrac (see photo), all the FFA members would agree that the trip was well worth it,.

Since its founding in 1837, John Deere has seen many changes in its business, its products, and its services. John Deere takes pride in their core values, leadership, as well as their strategy for success. Change always comes with opportunity, and John Deere has always been ready and willing to embrace it. Yet, through it all, John Deere is still dedicated to those who are linked to the land – farmers and ranchers, landowners, builders, and loggers. John Deere has never outgrown, nor forgotten, its founder's original core values. Those values determine the way they work, the quality they offer, and the unsurpassed treatment we get as a customers, investors or employees.

Edge Conference Gives Jr. High FFA Members an Edge on Their Future

The Experiencing, Discovery, Growth and Excellence (EDGE) Conference was held September 28, in Curtis, Nebraska. This personal development

conference is designed especially for junior high and middle school students in the FFA organization.  Get the Goods - Benefits of FFA:

The EDGE conference is designed to help young students learn how they can develop and maintain a positive outlook on life, deal with negative peer pressures, and motivate themselves and others. EDGE provides students with the knowledge and skills needed to set and achieve goals in all areas of their lives. Some areas students focused on were: understanding how many jobs are involved in agriculture; engaging in an activity modeling the farmer to consumer ratio with limited resources; and understanding what different types of people can make up their teams and how to work with other people.

The ultimate goal of EDGE conferences is that students discover what opportunities FFA has to offer and create goals to explore those opportunities.  EDGE helps enhance a student's opportunity for growth beyond the school and classroom. 


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