John Deere hosted its annual Learn & Play Day on Saturday, July 18, at the John Deere Pavilion in Moline, Ill, providing children of all ages with an opportunity to learn more about a typical day in the life of John Deere customers.
At the event, kids were given a wide variety of hands-on activities to choose from. They were able to practice their driving skills in a battery-powered Gator on an obstacle course, as well as participate in a pedal-powered tractor pull. Exhibitions included a petting zoo and a construction zone for children to use toy equipment in the sand.
"This is our biggest event of the year and we love bringing this learning opportunity to families because it's a great way to show kids how we are all linked to the land through agriculture, construction and forestry," said Kristen Veto, assistant manager of the John Deere Pavilion.
Informational agriculture booths were also scattered throughout the pavilion, sponsored by organizations including the Rock Island Farm Bureau, Fischer’s Honey Farm and Country Corner. Admission to the event was free for children and their families.
“On this day we celebrate with special activities both inside and outside our facility and it will provide hours of learning and fun for the whole family,” continued Veto.
This was the eighth year that John Deere held the Learn & Play Day event, according to WQAD.