John Deere Ag Management Solutions & Raven Industries announce new supplier agreement

LENEXA, Kan. — April 30, 2009 — John Deere Ag Management Solutions and Raven Industries announced today an agreement to supply customers with a broad suite of application control solutions in the precision agricultural market.

“We’re targeting this August to combine technologies from John Deere and Raven. We’ll be able to offer an expanded line of universal solutions to customers through our John Deere dealer network,” says Nick Block, business development manager for John Deere Ag Management Solutions.

Now customers in the U.S., Canada, and Australia will be able to purchase select Raven application control products at John Deere dealerships.

Matt Burkhart, general manager for Raven’s Applied Technology Division, says customers will ultimately be the biggest beneficiaries of the agreement.

“Both companies share a common focus to provide customers with market-leading, innovative products, plus offer exceptional support for those products,” Burkhart says. “By offering Raven products through John Deere dealerships, we can reach more customers with compatible solutions that help them improve their farming operations,” he adds.

“These complementary products will enhance both of our companies’ positions in providing precision ag solutions,” Deere’s Block explains.

For more details you can visit with your local John Deere dealer, or go online and visit the company’s web site at www.JohnDeere.com.

John Deere (Deere & Company — NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services for agriculture, forestry, construction, lawn and turf care, landscaping and irrigation. John Deere also provides financial services worldwide and manufactures and markets engines used in heavy equipment. Since it was founded in 1837, the company has extended its heritage of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation around the globe.

Since 1978, Raven Industries, Inc. (Nasdaq NGS: RAVN) has helped define the concept of precision agriculture—and continues to create ground-breaking ideas and products that improve the position of growers around the world. Raven has earned an international reputation for agricultural innovation, product reliability and unmatched service and support. Success in farming has always been about using less and getting more. With Raven, you can simply do it better.

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