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  John Deere FFA Alumni Career Night  
  Jay Solomonson  12/6/2019 1:41:00 PM  

*Sent to all District 1 Agriculture Teachers and FFA Advisors

FFA Advisors –


The John Deere FFA Alumni and Supporters Chapter cordially invites you and your students to Deere & Company's Worldwide Headquarters (One John Deere Place, Moline, IL 61265) on Tuesday, January 28, 2020, at 4 p.m. for the John Deere Career Night.



o   4 p.m.: Check in and Ice Breakers, display floor

o   4:30 p.m.: Deere Overview and Career Panel, auditorium

o   5:30 p.m.: Supper, Network with Deere employees, try out equipment simulators and learn about Deere and dealer opportunities, display floor

o   6:30 p.m.: Adjourn


Optional Tours:


Optional tours will be available at Harvester Works and the Seeding Factories at 1 p.m. on January 28. This tour lasts approximately 1.5 hours. Harvester can accommodate up to 56 people and Seeding can accommodate 20 for a tour. Availability is on a first-come, first-serve basis.


Tours of Deere & Company can also be coordinated prior to Deere Career Night. Let Amelia know if you are interested.



Please RSVP to Amelia VanLandegen,, by Tuesday, January 14, with the total number of students and if you want to reserve tour seats.


What to expect:

o   All FFA members are invited (not just officer teams). FFA members, please wear official dress.

o   Have questions about jobs at Deere and dealers? Or what you can do now to set you up for career success? Students and advisors will have opportunities to ask the panel and/or discuss 1:1 during the networking time.

o   An overview will be provided of the functional work areas in the company and local dealers will also be in attendance to talk about opportunities in their businesses.

o   If you attend a tour at 1 p.m., you'll still have a little time before the main event. During this time, you might consider visiting the John Deere Pavilion or setting up a tour of Corporate Headquarters. (Note: The Headquarters tour lasts approximately 45 minutes.)


**Note: If students do not have school due to weather conditions, this event will be moved. Snow date is tentatively set for Tuesday, February 4.


Please let me know if you have any questions. We’re looking forward to seeing many of you in January.




Amelia (QCA John Deere FFA Alumni & Supporters co-VP)


Amelia VanLandegen

Brand Loyalty Manager

Deere & Company
One John Deere Place, Moline, IL 61265
Office: (309) 765-6178

Mobile: (309) 429-0978

Jay Solomonson
Facilitating Coordination in Ag Education (FCAE)
Phone: 309-863-5091 Cell: 309-798-6571
Address: 1601 52nd Ave #8, Moline, IL 61265
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