Green industry recognizes John Deere's contributions

John Deere was honored for its support of the green industry.
John Deere was honored for its support of the green industry.
An industry driven in part by used tractors recently honored John Deere for its contributions.

The Professional Grounds Management Society gave its 2010 Gold Medal honor to John Deere in recognition for its support of the green industry. Ken Taylor, general manager of the farm equipment producer's Corporate Business Division, said it is passionate about what it does in this sector.

"We are truly honored to accept such a prestigious award," Taylor said.

The PGMS Gold Medal was first handed out in 1926. It became an annual award in 2004 and recognizes lasting success in and support for the green industry. Both organizations and individuals may receive the honor.

John Deere received the award during the PGMS annual meeting on October 29 in Louisville, Kentucky. That gathering is held in concert with the 2010 GIE+EXPO.

The tractor and farm equipment producer announced recently it is adding to its line of walk-behind mowers for the 2011 model season. John Deere also said it is adding upgrades to its 1600 Wide-Area Mower products, including a diagnostic display.