The fourth, fifth and sixth generations of a dyed-in-the-wool John Deere farming family made sure to visit the Expo. Beginning with William Schultz, who established the family’s farm east of Paynesville, the next farmer was his son Fred Schultz. Following Fred was his son-in-law Arnie Hertzberg. Continuing the tradition was Arnie’s son Allen, now semi-retired, his son Randy, and Randy’s sons, Jacob and Junior. Pictured above are (from left): Jacob, Junior, Randy and Allen Hertzberg.
The annual John Deere Expo in Sauk Centre Thursday and Friday, gave area farmers time to catch up with friends and family. Pictured above are (from left): Fred Theis, Sauk Centre, Paul Theis of Sartell, Nick and Fritz Didier of Osakis.
Dave Job of Freeport, left, spends some time conversing with Midwest Machinery Service Manager Tom Overman. Planter clinics were offered each day as well as equipment demonstrations and Minnesota Department of Transportation (MnDOT) roadway laws meetings.
Manning the John Deere booth filled with clothing, toys and other merchandise for Midwest Machinery is Paynesville employee Jackie Dahl.
Expo sponsor Midwest Machinery has stores in nine locations: Alexandria, Glencoe, Glenwood, Howard Lake, Paynesville, Princeton, Sauk Centre, Sauk Rapids and Stewart. Don Sperr, right, of Morris, drove up to Sauk Centre to get a look at the newest John Deere equipment. “There is no show local to me,” he said, “and I wanted to see the show.”