John Deere Facts

20 Fascinating Farm Facts for Kids

October 24, 2016

With school back in session, kids are willing and eager to learn about all kinds of things, including agriculture and general happenings around the farm. Questions like “What crop is the most important in the United States?” or “How much milk can a cow make?” are some of the most common inquiries adults are faced with.


We will answer a number of these questions and offer up other farm facts for kids, so the learning can continue once they’re home from a day at school. Enjoy!

Corn Facts for Kids

  • The most important crop to the United States is corn.

Amazing and Little-Known John Deere Facts 

June 15, 2012

John Deere R Series Tractors

Though many Americans are familiar with the John Deere brand, its iconic green and yellow farm equipment and the jumping deer logo, there are a number of facts that may escape even the most ardent supporters.

As the company is celebrating is in the midst of its 175th anniversary celebration, it may help for fans of John Deere to learn a few things about the iconic brand.

Although many fans of the company may view John Deere as a midwestern business, the founder was not born in this region. He emerged into the world in Rutland, Vermont, on February 7, 1804 and it was not until 1836 that he moved to Grand Detour, Illinois. Already an established blacksmith, he left the Green Mountain State for the midwest in order to escape bankruptcy.