• Rod Swoboda

    Viewing the ag landscape at Iowa Power Farming Show

    Iowa Farm Scene

     by Rod Swoboda
     on February 15, 2015

    When you're only four years old getting a good look at what's going on at the Iowa Power Farming Show can be a challenge. Lots of tall people around you as the crowd is looking at the many displays and the big machinery. Little Ella Helland saw the show last week with her dad, Dustin Helland, and grandpa Charles, who farm at Huxley. She got a good view. When I talked to the Hellands at the New Holland exhibit, she was perched atop her dad's shoulders, so she could see it…

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  • Rod Swoboda

    New John Deere Museum Opens In Waterloo

    Iowa Farm Scene

     by Rod Swoboda
     on December 7, 2014

    The John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum in Waterloo, Iowa opened its doors to the public December 2 with a focus on engaging visitors in the history of tractor and engine design and manufacturing at John Deere, especially in Iowa's Cedar Valley. Located in downtown Waterloo on the original site of the Waterloo Tractor Works, the museum exhibits highlight the rich history and dynamic growth of the tractor business at John Deere, which today is the world's largest provider of…

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