Stories of the Land Told by Folks Who Love John Deere

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John Deere Country, Part 2, Stories About the Folks Who Love John Deere, is the latest release from award-winning production company, TM Books & Video. Meet the people behind this iconic American company and listen to their heartwarming stories of family, land and life.

John Deere represents America's great work ethic, customer brand loyalty and the will to prevail

TM Productions visited the heartlands of America filming John Deere Country, Part 2, Stories About the Folks Who Love John Deere, available immediately.

"John Deere represents America's great work ethic, customer brand loyalty and the will to prevail," says producer, Tom McComas. "We spoke with a diverse and interesting group of people - people who have had the love for John Deere passed from generation to generation."

Amidst the amber hills of the West, the corn fields of the Midwest, and the vineyards and orchards across America, Tom discovered a re-occurring theme - a reverence and love for John Deere equipment. TM Productions explores this iconic American manufacturer with real stories from the people who truly "bleed green."

One reason for this intense loyalty came during the Great Depression when John Deere gave farmers extra time to pay for their equipment. "My dad would never consider buying any other make of tractor," exclaimed Hank Friday of La Porte, IN. "He passed this love to me. And I passed it to my son. We're John Deere through and through and always will be."

John Deere Country, Part 2, Stories About the Folks Who Love John Deere is entertaining, educational, with network-quality production values, and a thoughtful blending of archival and current footage starring the high-powered machines of today, and beautifully restored Johnny Poppers made prior to 1960. Come along for the ride.

Since 2004, TM Productions has released nine titles about John Deere farm and construction equipment. The videos were initially aimed at children, ages 2-10, but there was such a positive response from grown-ups that a new series, John Deere Country, was released to entertain the entire family. John Deere Country, Part 1 explored how combines are made at the John Deere Harvester Works in East Moline, IL and John Deere Country, Part 3 will travel to Waterloo, IA to learn how a John Deere tractor is made.

Running time: 90 minutes. Recommended for the entire family. John Deere Country, Part 2, Stories About the Folks Who Love John Deere will retail for $14.95. To order please visit [TM Books & Video]http://www.tmbv.com, call toll free at 1-800-892-2822 or visit your local John Deere Dealer.

TM Productions is licensed to produce videos for John Deere, Lionel, Boeing and Chicago's Museum of Science and Industry. TM productions air on RFD-TV, PBS and cable stations across the country.

Their wildly popular series, I Love Toy Trains, has sold nearly 3,000,000 copies, the most ever for an independently produced children's show. Sales have been fueled by rave reviews in the national media (USA Today, People Magazine, Disney's Wondertimes Magazine, New York Magazine, LA Times, Chicago Tribune, Washington Post, Amazon.com, and the Library Journal. Awards include the prestigious Parents' Choice and the Parenting Magazine Award for Excellence.

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