At an early age Dutch Parker revealed that he shared the values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation that form the foundation of the John Deere company. As a young teenager working behind the counter at the John Deere dealership in Marked Tree, Arkansas, in the early 1940‘s, Parker eagerly embraced the agricultural industry, it’s people and the John Deere brand. Soon America entered WWII and Parker would join our nations forces in bringing peace to the world. After returning home Parker began his own successful farming operation in the Marked Tree area, eventually earning the opportunity to purchase the local John Deere dealership there while still in his late twenties. Showing the diversity that is a trademark of the John Deere company, Parker moved to Tunica County, Mississippi in 1955 and produced his first crop in the Magnolia State in the fall of 1956. While still owning and operating their business in Arkansas, Parker and wife Skeet quickly became valuable members of the Tunica community, bringing their dedication, motivation and innovation to the Mississippi Delta as they began to build their family. Parker continued to bring his own innovative ideas to the farming industry and John Deere brand, sharing the knowledge and experience he gained over the years with his daughter Nancy and grandsons Buckley, Parker and Nick Graves. In 1984 Parker was offered the opportunity to purchase then Planters Tractor in Tunica County, changing the name to Parker Tractor and Implement Company Inc. while continuing to operate on the leading edge of the industry. While working his farm and dealership as well as serving the Delta and his community as President of the Board of Supervisors in Tunica County, Parker’s vision proved valuable not only to the John Deere brand, but his community and state as well, helping expand and grow the local business while bringing one of the nation’s poorest counties from the depths of poverty to one of the countries most successful in economic growth, development and opportunity. Parker continued to set a standard of professionalism and efficiency with his innovative ideas and work ethics and passes that knowledge on to his family whom purchased the local business in 2005 and continue to operate it today as a premier dealership in Mississippi. Parker Tractor and Implement Company Inc., the Parker and Graves families and their team of experienced and dedicated staff members and technicians are here to serve the needs of their community and the hard working citizens and businesses of the fertile Mississippi Delta and beyond, providing superior products, innovative ideas and unmatched dedication and vision.