The John Deere Story story

One of my professors gave me perhaps the best research advice I’ve ever received. It was early in my college career. It was simple. “The book you need is next to the book you’re looking for.” He was referring to the library bookshelf. You search for a title or topic in the card catalog, which … Continue reading The John Deere Story story

A trainload of green and red combines

I’ll admit it. I did not grow up on the farm. But green and red combines are a vibrant memory. I grew up in East Moline, Illinois, in one of the Quad Cities. In the big city I thought, with a population approaching thirty thousand. Yet, the farm was all around us. I remember train … Continue reading A trainload of green and red combines