John Deere machinery, developments, engineers and officials played a significant part at the AE50, a trade show that pays tribute to the top innovations of the past year in the North American agricultural industry.
On January 6 in Atlanta, Georgia, the American Society of Agricultural and Biological Engineers conducted a yearly event that honored Deere for telematics, which combines telecommunications and informatics, according to producer.com. The company also was recognized for its system that monitors precision farming.
So too was Deere honored for developing a combination tractor-round baler that automatically stops to ensure the bales are completed and securely tied.
The world's leading agriculture machinery manufacturer also was recognized for its new system that equips recently manufactured tractors with enhanced and eased steering and safety.
"These annual awards celebrate their skill and creativity, their ability to meet the challenges of food production for a hungry planet and for the modern farmer," said Chad Yagow, who has chaired two straight ASABE annual winter meetings but will yield responsibilities for next year's winter meeting. Yagow also is a combine engineer for John Deere.
Deere was well represented when it came to deciding which machinery and developments were honored as company officials served as judges for machinery in the North American agricultural market.