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Iowa machinery conference explores past and present John Deere equipment

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The Agricultural Machinery Conference that is set to take place on May 7 has found a new home in Waterloo, Iowa.
The Agricultural Machinery Conference that is set to take place on May 7 has found a new home in Waterloo, Iowa.

The Agricultural Machinery Conference that is set to take place on May 7 has found a new home in Waterloo, Iowa. The event, which allows agricultural engineers to share innovative ideas and learn about the latest advances in the sector, recently moved to the new site in the city's downtown area, The Waterloo Cedar Falls Courier reported.

According to the news outlet, the event gives engineers from companies such as John Deere, a local favorite and national icon, a chance to examine new and used farm equipment to gain a sense of perspective about the current state of the industry.

Event chairman and senior engineer with John Deere's Product Engineering Center in Cedar Falls, Iowa, Jim Evans, noted that this new location was perfect for the company.

"The feedback was very supportive of the change; the venue meets our needs," Evans told the Courier. "With the history of Waterloo, the 175th anniversary of John Deere and all the innovations that have come out of the Waterloo (Deere plants), it really fits in with the conference."

According to the company's website, the Waterloo area remains a significant center for the company, as several of its worldwide headquarters are located there.

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