Michael Brown of New
Holland, middle, recently graduated from the Lake Land College John
Deere Ag Tech program. Brown is pictured with Allen Drake, left,
John Deere Ag Tech instructor, and Corey Rabe, territory customer
support manager for John Deere.
The training focuses on John Deere equipment and provides
regional training programs for students sponsored by John Deere
dealerships. The program is a college-industry partnership designed
to provide opportunities for students and meet the need for
qualified service technicians.
The other 2007 graduates of the John Deere Ag Tech program and
their sponsoring dealers were as follows:
Justin Armstrong, Charleston, Arends Bros. Inc.; Dustin Deterding,
Stanford, Martin Bros. Outdoor Power; Jordan Feltmeyer, Lanark,
Curtis & Sons; Brett Frerichs, Hopedale, Cross Implement; Caleb
Hawbaker, Sullivan, Sloan Implement; Joshua Jones, Marion, Ind.,
Harper Implement Co.; Drew Lansaw, Greenfield, Arends-Awe Inc.; Jay
Ohnesorge, Dieterich, Sloan Implement; Scott Ray, Paris, Mo.,
Sydenstricker Implement; Quinton Shubert, Monticello, Heath's
Incorporated; Brett Stees, Geneseo, Holland & Sons Inc.; Stephen
Thole, Carlyle, Reichmann Bros. LLC; Jacob Wise, Warsaw, Indl,
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William Johnson, Monmouth, graduated from the John Deere Ag Sales
program this year. He was sponsored by Monmouth-Stronghurst
Dave Cox, director of the foundation and alumni, and Pam Crisman,
vice president for development, presented the annual Robert
Schindler Scholarship to Blake Fortin of St. Joseph.
Deere Ag Tech program, a two-year associate in applied science
degree program, began in the fall of 1993. The program serves
Illinois, Missouri and Indiana. Lake Land is one of 22 community
colleges across the United States and Canada to offer the program.
[Text from file received from
Lake Land College]