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"Gathering of the Green"

A biennial nationwide conference for
John Deere collectors, restorers & enthusiasts.

PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS EVENT TOOK PLACE IN MARCH OF 2016. ALL OF THIS INFORMATION IS STILL HERE SO THAT YOU CAN SEE WHAT YOU MISSED!

Workshop & Drop-In Schedule

Typical workshop These are the highlights       Hi, I’m Meli, the Putt Putt Girl, and I have some exciting information for you. The Gathering of the Green 2016 will offer a wide variety of extremely interesting and informative technical, historical and human interest workshops and drop-in sessions which will appeal to John Deere antique two-cylinder and New Generation tractor enthusiasts - ranging from the beginner to the most experienced. We have also continued to provide alternate topic presentations for spouses. Skilled workshop and drop-in session leaders from across the country will assemble in Davenport, Iowa on March 16, 17, 18 & 19, 2016, to share their experience and knowledge with “Gathering” attendees. Details are still being worked out, but almost all of the workshop topics and leaders have been confirmed for inclusion into the conference program. Workshop sessions will take place throughout the day on Thursday, March 17; Friday, March 18; and Saturday, March 19. Workshop sessions are 1½ hours in length, with many new topics and some repeats from previous conferences. Below is the 2016 workshop, drop-in, and in-town bus trip schedule, including spouse activities.

A hospitality room for spouses will be available on Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

NOTE: This is a tentative schedule (revised February 4, 2016) and is subject to change. Revisions from the original schedule are:

Added –
Spoked Wheels – Chris Adolphs added to GP Series: Total Restoration Tips – Cork Groth (Thursday March 17 @ 8:00)
Distributor Ignition – Tom Donahy (Friday, March 18 @ 1:00)
8020 Tractors – Darrel Fischer (Thursday, March 17 @ 8:00)
John Deere Model G: From Front to Back – John Bennehoff (Thursday, March 17 @ 8:00)

Cancelled –
The John Deere Brand – Chris Boyens

Changed Times –
LP Tractors – Art Fellows (Moved to Thursday, March 17 @ 3:00)
John Deere 62, L, LA, LI Restoration – John Hoffman (Moved to Thursday, March 17 @ 10:00)
Crankshaft Spline Repair – Richard Duane (Moved to Friday, March 18 @ 8:00)

Changed Workshop Title/Topic/Presenter –
Other Plow Companies – David Wolfe (Thursday, March 17 @ 10:00) [Was “Other Guys’ Plows”]
Flowers and Bows – Susie Shollenberger (Thursday, March 17 @ 10:00) [Was “Flowers, Bows and Corsages”]
New Generation Hydraulics – Ronnie Peters (Friday, March 18 @ 8:00) [Presenter was Tim Sweeney]
New Generation Electrical – Dan Brotzman (Friday, March 18 @ 3:00) [Was “New Generation Brakes and Electrical”]
Antique Mall Luncheon and Shopping – Susie Shollenberger (Saturday, March 19 @ 9:00) [This Workshop listing is also located on the Trips & Tours Page – check it out there.]
Card Making and Scrapbooking – Ruby Brotzman (Saturday, March 19 @ 10:00) [Was "Scrapbooking"]


THURSDAY, MARCH 17, 2016

8:00 – 9:30

  • GP Series: Total Restoration Tips – Cork Groth & Spoked Wheels – Chris Adolphs
  • Engine Heads and Cooling Systems – Bill & Jared Dies
  • Loctite Products – Brad Perkins
  • John Deere Model G: From Front to Back – John Bennehoff
10:00 – 11:30
  • Tires – Todd Friedrich
  • Cotton: Farm to Yarn – Hyler Bracey
  • Basic Tractor Restoration: The Rusty Acres Approach – Dan Peterman
  • Other Plow Companies – David Wolfe
  • In-Depth Assessment, Head, Block, Transmission – Part 1 – Tony Knobbe, Jared Dies
  • Flowers and Bows – Susie Shollenberger
  • John Deere 62, L, LA, LI Restoration – John Hoffman
1:00 – 2:30
  • The History of Barns – Rick Collins
  • Notes from a John Deere Tin Bender – Gene & Drew Holmes
  • What’s New from Jorde’s Decals – Travis Jorde
  • John Deere Powr-Trol Systems: Description, Overhaul & Testing – Gary “Mac” McLaughlin
  • Moldboard Plow Set-up, “The Perfect Furrow” – David Wolfe, Tyler Buchheit
  • In-Depth Assessment, Head, Block, Transmission – Part 2 – Tony Knobbe
  • Basket Weaving – Class 1, Part 1 – Tracey Welch
3:00 – 4:30
  • Magnetos: Theories & Problems – John Boyens
  • PowrTrol, Load & Depth Control – Gary “Mac” McLaughlin
  • Art of Fine-Tuning a Two-Cylinder Engine – Cork Groth
  • Drop-In: Decals – Travis Jorde
  • Basket Weaving – Class 1, Part 2 – Tracey Welch
  • LP Tractors – Art Fellows
FRIDAY, MARCH 18, 2016

7:30 – 9:45

  • Machine Shop Tour (#1) – Abrahams Machine Service – Dave Mattison, Host

8:00 – 9:30

  • Deere Two-Cylinder Single Barrel Carburetors – Mark Schraut
  • Model L, LA, LI and 62 History and Development – Dwayne & Dale Ridenour
  • Brain Fun, Spark Your Engine – Bev Wilson
  • Crankshaft Spline Repair – Richard Duane
  • New Generation Hydraulics – Ronnie Peters
10:00 – 11:30
  • Tip Shop: John Deere Two-Cylinder & New Generation Tractors – Dan Brotzman
  • John Deere Model B Tractor Series: Running Changes – Bruce Johnson
  • Safety While Working on Your Tractor – Scott Fellows
  • New Generation Plows – David Wolfe
  • Combines 12A to 55 – Chris Fink
  • Share Your Unexplained Stories – Barb Douglas
9:00 – 12:00
  • Machine Shop Tour (#2) – Abraham’s Machine Service – Dave Mattison, Host
12:15 – 3:45
  • Mid America Diesel Shop Tour (#1) – Al Hollander, Host
1:00 – 2:30
  • The John Deere Model H Tractor – Dan Price
  • Toys, Tractors and Implements – Bill Proft
  • Planters 290 to Plateless – Claude Butt
  • Basket Weaving – Class 2, Part 1 – Tracey Welch
  • Distributor Ignition – Tom Donahy
  • 8020 Tractors – Darrel Fischer
2:15 – 5:00
  • Mid America Diesel Shop Tour (#2) – Al Hollander, Host
3:00 – 4:30
  • New Generation Electrical – Dan Brotzman
  • Fuels, Oils and Lubricants – Brad Thomas
  • New Generation Carbs – Gary Hoefling
  • Drop-In: Clutches, Gas Tanks and Governors – Mike Williams
  • “John Deere Power Systems,” Diesel Engine History – Ron Wieben
  • Basket Weaving – Class 2, Part 2 – Tracey Welch
5:00 – 6:00
  • Beer & Bull Gears at the Radisson Atrium Waterfall Lounge – Tony Knobbe
SATURDAY, MARCH 19, 2016

8:00 – 9:30

  • Starting, Charging & Lighting: 24 Volt Systems – Tom Donahy
  • Tractor and Sheet Metal Restoration, Prep and Painting – Dave Nelson
  • John Deere Snowmobiles – Darren Redding
  • John Deere Crawlers – Chris Aspergren
  • Doll House Making – Dan Peterman

9:00 – 2:00

  • Antique Mall Luncheon and Shopping – Susie Shollenberger [This Workshop listing is also located on the Trips & Tours Page – check it out there.]
10:00 – 11:30
  • Drop-In: Electrical Systems – Tom Donahy
  • Lawn and Garden Tractors, Repair and Restoration – Darren Redding
  • John Deere Two-Cylinder Diesel Tractor Repair & Restoration – Albert Ulrich
  • Card Making and Scrapbooking – Ruby Brotzman
1:00 -- 2:30
  • Ottumwa Hay Equipment, the 50’s, 60’s and 70’s – Roger Russ
  • Drop-In: Painting and Sheet Metal – Dave Nelson
  • New Generation Engines – Mark Redding
  • Bee Keeping and Cooking with Honey – Ron Fischer


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