Since the beginning of the United States of America we have seen innovation alongside revolution lead the forefront in making our country a global contender. With advancement after advancement in agriculture techniques, equipment, and its role in our economy it is only fair to recognize an international name like John Deere.
- John Deere, the man, was born in Vermont in 1804 and grew up to become a blacksmith, who later left his home state at the age of 32 and relocated to Illinois.
- Instead of waiting until someone ordered a steel plow before making it, Deere produced several in advance, which was revolutionary at the time.
- When the Great Depression hit, the company took the noble steps of lowering rent for workers in John Deere–owned housing and carrying farmers’ debts, not repossessing any equipment.
“Deere also did something else that was revolutionary at the time. Instead of waiting until someone ordered a steel plow before making it, he produced several in advance.”