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Waterloo Boy Tractor accompanies Butter Cow

Jul 26, 2018
Courtesy of: IOWA STATE FAIR The world-famous Butter Cow by sculptor Sarah Pratt is a must-see for many visitors to the Iowa State Fair. This year’s Butter Cow will be accompanied by a sculpture of a Waterloo Boy Tractor to celebrate John Deere’s 100th anniversary of entering the tractor business. The butter scupltures are in the John Deere Agriculture Building. Also in celebration of the anniversary, a 1919 Waterloo Boy model N tractor will be on display in the Machinery Grounds at the Iowa State Fair.

DES MOINES — The world-famous Iowa State Fair Butter Cow will be featured beside the Waterloo Boy Tractor to celebrate John Deere’s 100th anniversary of entering the tractor business. Both butter masterpieces will be on display in the John Deere Agriculture Building’s 40-degree cooler throughout the Iowa State Fair Aug. 9-19.

John Deere entered the farm tractor business in March 1918 through the acquisition of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company and has been an integral part of the Iowa State Fair since that time. A quote from the John Deere Sales Department in 1940 says, “I feel that the machinery and industrial exhibits for 1940 excelled any previous year’s display. We consider our Iowa State Fair exhibit to be a very beneficial part of our advertising program, and we will be with you again in 1941.”

In 2018, the Iowa State Fair will use more than 50 John Deere tractors and utility vehicles provided by Van Wall Equipment. In celebration of their anniversary a 1919 Waterloo Boy model N tractor will be on display in the Machinery Grounds at the Iowa State Fair.

Visit the John Deere Agriculture Building during the Iowa State Fair to see the Butter Cow, the Waterloo Boy Tractor and other great agriculture exhibits and demonstrations including giant pumpkins, jumbo fruits and vegetables, the Discovery Garden, daily stage presentations and more. All exhibits will be on display in the 114-year old John Deere Agriculture Building 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily during the fair.

Visit www.iowastatefair.org for information.

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