- John Deere named one of the best global brands
- John Deere Iowa factory celebrates its 100th anniversary
- John Deere encourages children to carry on the tradition of farm life
- University expansion gives John Deere the chance to gain a new facility
- Illinois students become familiar with the most up-to-speed farming equipment
- A tractor museum in North Dakota features unique John Deere tractors
- John Deere antique clock keeps tabs on the company's dedication to farm life
- High school agriculture students get a sample of groundbreaking equipment
- John Deere plays its part in Perryville's Old Timers' Day event
- Renovations are being performed in Moline to maintain the John Deere heritage
Posted by Green Fun Store on 5/5/2011 to History of John Deere
In 1825, John's small blacksmith venture was successful on a local level, which became the focal point of his growing reputation. However, in the 1830s, business conditions in Vermont grew unfavorable due to a mild economic depression, which prompted the ambitious blacksmith to dissolve his business and settle in Grand Detour, Illinois. Within days of his arrival, since the demand for a reputable blacksmith was already sky-high, John Deere was back in business.
After experiencing some trial and error in business for a few decades, John Deere continued to work to lessen the demands of Midwestern farming by making enhancements with the steel plow. Through years of research, he ended up incorporating his company in 1968, grooming his son Charles to succeed him. By the early 1900s, Deere & Company became nationally renowned and continues to grow on a consistent basis.