Red, green, blue or gold. Innovation in agricultural equipment and technology can be found in all shades. For a closer look at your favorite brand’s manufacturing process, visit a local plant or museum.
Case New Holland, Burlington
Case New Holland’s bright red implements dot the Iowa landscape – and many are manufactured close to home in Burlington. The facility there manufactures tractor loaders and more. Plant tours are available by appointment. Contact Laura Hubbard.
John Deere Waterloo Tractor and Engine History Museum, Waterloo
Mark your calendar for June 2014! That’s when the John Deere Waterloo Tractor and Engine History Museum will open. There, John Deere fans will relish the opportunity to experience the amazing evolution of agricultural machinery. And if you want to see the green giants roll off the assembly line, you’ll be happy to know that every John Deere factory in Iowa offers tours.
Kinze Innovation Center, Williamsburg
Just like their blue farm machinery stands out on farms across the country, the Kinze Innovation Center stands out among learning centers. Located at the Kinze World Headquarters, visitors can explore founder John Kinzenbaw’s inventions, see tillage equipment from the early years and design their own Kinze planter and grain cart.
Vermeer Museum & Global Pavilion, Pella
Vermeer’s bright gold balers, harvesters and more can be found around the world. See them in person at their 1.5 million square foot manufacturing and parts facilities location. And be sure to visit the Global Pavilion, Vermeer’s 75,000-square foot, world-class training facility. Within the Global Pavilion lies the Vermeer Museum, which chronicles the history of Vermeer, its community and products.
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