John Deere has announced that it has selected three finalists for its second annual “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest. Kobus Appelgrijn of New Port Richey, Fla., Neil Behnke of Black Forest, Colo., and Anita Will of Ridgefield, Wash., were all selected as finalists.
The “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest encourages participants to detail what kind of positive impact they could have on their communities if they had a G-Series machine from John Deere. The second annual contest kicked off on January 23, 2018, and participants had until March 16, 2018, to submit their entries.
"We were so impressed by this year’s finalists, who truly represent the relentless dedication and passion for helping others that we strive for at Deere," said Graham Hinch, division manager, John Deere Commercial Worksite Products. "The ability to provide them with the tools they need to transform their communities is an honor, and we can’t wait to see what they do next."
From now until June 24, the public will be invited to vote for its favorite project from the finalists to help crown the official winner. Finalist videos can be viewed on Deere.com/Impact. This year, voting will be permitted online or via text message, and individuals can vote once per day.
The winner of the “Small Machines. Big Impact.” contest will be announced at the John Deere Classic on July 13th and will receive a new John Deere G-Series machine to help bring their project to fruition. The second and third place winners receive a year-long lease on a G-Series skid steer or compact track loader from John Deere Financial. More information on the contestants and the contest can be found by visiting www.Deere.com/Impact.