Gary Hoefling has used John Deere tractors for most of his life, and the Spencer, Iowa resident considers himself a bit of an enthusiast when it comes to farm equipment made by the iconic company, according to the Fort Dodge Messenger.
The news source reported that his love for John Deere tractors, coupled with his passion for the environment, have led to him being named a recipient of the "Renew Rural Iowa Entrepreneur of the Month" by the Iowa Farm Bureau Federation.
Hoefling is not only green in the sense that he likes to promote a sustainable planet through environmentally sound practices, he also enjoys refurbishing John Deere tractors and tinkering with used farm equipment for others in his community, according to the Messenger.
The news source reported that he likes to fix tractors for people, as it brings him joy to know he is working with an iconic product.
"John Deere started with the Waterloo Boy in 1918. I'm preserving living history," Hoefling told the Messenger.
The Iowa Farm Bureau Federation helps residents of Iowa with protection of their food supply, establishing resources and programs to inform them of the most recent techniques and methods within the agricultural sector, according to the organization's website.