Announces Photo Contest Winners

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It’s not just about tractors anymore. has announced the winners of its very first photo contest.

The contest was launched in February to allow proud parents of both children and tractors to show off their best photos- with their green and yellow, of course. Voters were allowed to choose their favorites, and these were put into a "playoff mode", and voting reopened. A surprising number of pictures were entered, with the site finally cutting off new entries after sorting through hundreds.

Among the entries were "The John Deere Car", John Deere tattoos, and even John Deere pets. There is no end to the lengths that the green-and-yellow crazy will go to collect, own, and discuss their piece of Americana. is no stranger to John Deere, the internet, or unusual ideas.

The year was 1996. In its infancy, the site processed orders via email only. At the time, browsing a multitude of local farm stores was the only way to find the perfect John Deere item that wasn’t a tractor.

The rest, they say, is history. has grown to become the most popular online destination for everything John Deere that can’t be found elsewhere. In 2002, Ashton Kutcher of MTV Punk’d fame changed the way America looked at John Deere- suddenly Deere was chic, and Rungreen was ready for the surge. That year, they sold thousands of mesh hats to trendy teens via their website, and were quoted in a 2003 Des Moines Register article on the popularity of the brand.

Realizing the fickle nature of the young, they decided to change up their style a bit. In 2003, they brought out John Deere’s first popularized pink hat, followed by a smash hit, the John Deere pink t-shirt, part of the "Deere Gear for Women", as well as sponsored John Deere fashion parties in Hollywood and Dallas, all through their site, This year, they added a Blogspace Blog, and message boards.

Backed by one of the most respected Deere dealerships in the country, is always looking forward. Plans for this year include more chic farmwear, an expansion of products, and possible non-Deere items related to agriculture. Among the strange? The John Deere dog collar. John Deere socks. John Deere “Bleed Green” T-shirts. Despite their high volume, they claim you can still speak with a real person, and receive the type of personalized service they’re famous for, sharing their love for the John Deere name. Reviews on Epinions


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