The Dirt Magazine

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Cover of current The Dirt issue


  • Taming Wildfires
  • The Journey
  • Pure Confidence
  • The Other Side of the Fence


* Fall 2017 Cover photo courtesy of NASA's Goddard MODIS Rapid Response Team

Taming Wildfires

The Florida Forest Service relies on John Deere crawler dozers to protect "the land of trembling earth" from devastating wildfires.

The Journey

The John Deere Construction & Forestry Technician program helps young adults learn valuable hands-on skills and prepare for reliable careers.

Pure Confidence

A love for heavy equipment and the determination to tackle new challenges have led this contractor to leave his mark all over western Washington.

The Other Side of the Fence

A residential repair project brings out a pair of John Deere Dubuque Works retirees as well as some Deere equipment.