Monday, October 30, 2017

Deere celebrates its centennial

Next year Deere and Co. will be celebrating 100 years of making tractors.

It has planned a number of museum displays, especially in its home state of Iowa, but also at the Smithsonian Institute in Washington, D.C.

 “John Deere is excited the Smithsonian has chosen to present one of Deere’s most iconic tractors in the context of technological change in America,” said Neil Dahlstrom, manager of corporate history and archives at John Deere.

“The display provides an opportunity to educate the public about the importance of agricultural innovation,” he said.

Deere has been producing innovations in farm machinery for nearly two centuries, but for the past 100 years, John Deere tractors have been the machines that best portrayed agricultural productivity, the company said in a news release.