GREENSBORO, N.C. – Greensboro College has long been known for its beautiful campus. That campus will get a wider audience as tractor and lawn-equipment maker John Deere films promotional videos on campus in July.
The company will shoot video in early July of several new pieces of equipment – so new that they might not go on sale until sometime in 2020. No photos of the new equipment can be released until the equipment goes on sale.
John Deere producer Scott Zwygart, who visited the campus earlier today and picked it on the spot, said it had everything John Deere was looking for.
“We were looking for green grass and a college setting,” he said. “It’s something we’re missing in our advertising, that brick-campus look.”
The campus’s small size also worked to GC’s advantage, Zwygart said, because “we didn’t want to have to wrangle too many people.”
John Deere and its production company will bring talent to take part in the shoot, but employees of SSC Serv, the college’s maintenance/housekeeping partner, might end up taking part as well, Zwygart said. SSC Serv has a national contract with John Deere.
Zwygart credited the N.C. Film Office for suggesting Greensboro College as one of several possible locations for the shoot.
Anne Hurd ’81, vice president chief advancement officer, welcomed John Deere to the campus.
“We all know what a beautiful campus we have here, thanks to our director of facilities, Justin Liszka, and his SSC crew,” she said. “We’re delighted that more people will get to see just how beautiful our campus looks.”
Greensboro College provides a liberal arts education grounded in the traditions of the United Methodist Church and fosters the intellectual, social, and, spiritual development of all students while supporting their individual needs.
Founded in 1838 and located in downtown Greensboro, the college enrolls about 1,000 students from 29 states and territories, the District of Columbia, and seven foreign countries in its undergraduate liberal-arts program and six master’s degree programs. In addition to rigorous academics and a well-supported Honors program, the school features a 17-sport NCAA Division III athletic program and dozens of service and recreational opportunities. Learn more at greensboro.edu.
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