Exploring Tradition and Family with John Deere Customers

February 12, 2019

John Deere customers are always put first, a major factor in what has made Deere successful. Over the past century, factory employees have taken a large amount of pride in the work they churn out, knowing that John Deere customers will cherish this machinery for years to come.

These values have been passed down from generation to generation at the company, and John Deere’s dedication has never wavered. Watch the video below to take a closer look at one family of John Deere customers who have relied on this machinery through the years.

Employees Follow Customer from Combine Order to Harvest

A Look Back: John Deere Waterloo Boy Tractor Restoration and History

August 9, 2018

The 100th anniversary of John Deere’s venture into the tractor business is this year, and it all started with the Waterloo Boy tractor. Today, John Deere Waterloo Boy tractor restoration is still practiced by history buffs across the country, but how did the story all begin?

  • Before Deere entered the tractor business, it needed to answer two key questions: what did farmers want from a machine, and how could Deere make a product durable enough to stand up to daily farming?

John Deere Biography: A Story Behind the Inventor

November 14, 2012

Born in Vermont in 1804, John Deere trained as a blacksmith’s apprentice before starting his own trade, moving to Illinois, and coming up with his life-changing idea – the steel plow. This concept led Deere to establish a workforce in order to better meet the growing demands of his customers. Despite facing financial hardship, like most others at the time, John Deere was determined to keep working for farmers, just as they were doing for the rest of the country. In addition to manufacturing equipment, Deere became more involved with the community in Moline, IL before his death in 1886, further helping to shape the dependable brand we all know and love today.

A Brief History of the National Farm Machinery Show

February 13, 2012


Later this week, the 47th National Farm Machinery Show and Championship Tractor Pull will begin at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Kentucky.  The four day event always draws large crowds from across the country, with last year’s attendance reaching just over 300,000 people.  More than 1.2 million square feet of exhibit space will be used at the show to display and demonstrate the latest technological advancements and products from more than 850 exhibitors.  Just as we were at the 2011 show, we’ll be at this year’s show providing updates to those of you who can’t make it.

The Top John Deere Advertisements

January 31, 2012

Last summer we posted eight of our favorite John Deere advertisements, but we came across a few more as we went back in time to write our JD 175th Anniversary post a few weeks ago. While John Deere advertisements have always been creative, they also instill a sense of passion and loyalty that many Deere owners can relate to. Although Deere builds equipment for everything from backyard gardening to enormous farms, they still find a way to make a connection with all people in their advertisements. Join us as we travel from a 1926 John Deere advertisement to present day commercials.

John Deere: Running for 175 Years

January 19, 2012


John Deere company history. 175 year history

John Deere Company History

John Deere company history began in 1837 when a blacksmith named John Deere set out to create a company built on integrity, quality, commitment, and innovation. The core values he inset drove John Deere & Company to become more than just a manufacturer of agricultural equipment, but an industry icon that is known around the world. His core values continue in the company today, determining everything from the quality and work, to the treatment of the customers.