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John Deere Joins NGCOA’s Corporate Partners

Charleston, S.C. (February 7, 2018) - The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is pleased to announce a new corporate partnership agreement with John Deere, a worldwide leading manufacturer of turf, construction and agricultural equipment. “NGCOA has the good fortune of support and involvement of so many great companies in the golf industry, which now includes John Deere,” said Jay Karen, Chief Executive Officer of NGCOA.  “John Deere leadership understands the value of helping owners and operators solve problems and grow their businesses.  We are thrilled to make progress in this industry together.” Through this new partnership, John Deere is actively supporting NGCOA’s most important priorities on behalf of golf course owners and operators.  In particular, Deere will be involved in the Golf Business Conference, Multi-Course Owners Retreat, Golf Business magazine and other educational priorities, including the forthcoming Golf Business Podcast. The new podcast will be produced in the new “John Deere Digital Studio.”

“We are proud to partner with the NGCOA to support their mission for advocacy, education and support for golf course owners and operators,” said Rob Jeske, North American Business Manager.  “John Deere has always been committed to the success of course owners and operators, and this initiative is one more way we can support them and the overall golf industry.”

About Deere & Company
Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.com.

About the NGCOA
The National Golf Course Owners Association (NGCOA) is the leading authority on the business of golf course ownership and management. The association represents and promotes the interests of golf courses as the principal businesses and economic assets of the game of golf. The not-for- profit organization is the only trade association dedicated exclusively to golf course owners and operators. Through advocacy, education and information resources, purchasing programs and networking opportunities, the NGCOA helps golf course owners and operators run more successful businesses. For more information, visit www.ngcoa.org or call 1- 800-933- 4262.

Media Contact:
Maureen McCormack
Segment Manager, Media Relations
John Deere Ag and Turf Division
E-mail: McCormackMaureenA@JohnDeere.com

Mike Ketterman
Director of Corporate Partnerships

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