Calling all John Deere enthusiasts

2012-02-17T13:27:00Z Calling all John Deere enthusiasts Agri-View
February 17, 2012 1:27 pm

Hundreds of antique John Deere tractor enthusiasts from across the United States, Canada and around the world will travel to the Quad Cities and Davenport, Iowa in March to attend the "Gathering of the Green" conference.

March 14, 15, 16 and 17, 2012, are the dates for the 7th "Gathering" to be held in the River Center, Davenport, Iowa. Back by popular demand, the convention-style conference will offer admirers of John Deere antique two-cylinder and New Generation tractors and implements an opportunity to enjoy workshops and to shop the vendor area. For those interested, there will be evening speakers, a fun auction, and many, many more activities.

Sixty workshops and drop-in sessions will be presented over three days and 70+ vendors will be available. These vendors are offering services; new, used, and reproduction parts; manuals; books; tires; signs; JD decals; art; clothing; and memorabilia.

The full conference fee for March 14, 15, 16 & 17 is $35 per person. However if you can only make one day the fee is only $10 per person for Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

The workshop times are March 15, 16 & 17 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the vendor hours are 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. on March 15 & 16 and from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. on March 17.

Those who wish to register for the full conference can do so online at

For the most up-to-date information about the "Gathering," including workshops, go to the website If you have questions about the "Gathering," call 815-910-2500.

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