Monday, May 10, 2010

Farm Safety

John Deere supports Farm Safety 4 Just Kids

Urbandale, Iowa- Deere and Company made a generous contribution to Farm Safety 4 Just Kids. Founded in 1837, Deere and Company manufactures agricultural, forestry, and construction equipment in addition to John Deere Credit, one of the largest equipment finance companies in the world. Deere and Company made a platinum donation between $50,000 and $99,999.

“Deere and Company’s generous donation supporting Farm Safety 4 Just Kids really speaks to their core values of integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation,” said Dave Schweitz, executive director of Farm Safety 4 Just Kids. “Thanks to Deere and Company we will be able to continue keeping our rural youth safe.”

Farm Safety 4 Just Kids was created in 1987 by Marilyn Adams after the death of her 11-year-old son. The organization works to raise awareness about the health and safety hazards that are an inherent part of the rural environment in which children live, work, and play. Over 130 chapters in the United States and Canda conduct safety and health programs within their communities.

Thanks to the support of agri-business sponsors like Deere and Company, Farm Safety 4 Just Kids is able to provide their volunteers with up to date and pertinent safety education and demonstration resources.

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