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An inside look at the John Deere Pavilion

Friday, August 19, 2011

The John Deere Pavilion is one of the world's most comprehensive and informative agricultural museums, as the 15,000-square-foot exhibition hall features a variety of used farm equipment.
The John Deere Pavilion is one of the world's most comprehensive and informative agricultural museums, as the 15,000-square-foot exhibition hall features a variety of used farm equipment.

The John Deere Pavilion is one of the world's most comprehensive and informative agricultural museums, as the 15,000-square-foot exhibition hall features a variety of used farm equipment, tractor displays and educational displays, the Columbia Daily Tribune reported.

Agricultural history is the focus of many of the displays, as the origins of the company are traced back to 1836, where a self-securing plow was created as a way to prepare the land for planting crops, according to the news source.

Several short films are used to outline the role of agriculture in the development of the country, and visitors can enjoy the presentation in front of the backdrop of the many types of farm and construction equipment that John Deere currently makes, or has made. While new technology and models of classic vehicles are emphasized, there is a focus on the older machines that helped pave the way, reported the Tribune.

There are more than 2.5 million visitors from around the world who have attended the museum, as the site, opened in 1997 has become one of the world's foremost agricultural education centers, according to the company website.  

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