We can trace our company's commitment to integrity to our founder, John Deere. In 1837 - Deere, a transplanted Vermont blacksmith, used American ingenuity to forge a special plow from a discarded saw blade. And, in doing so allowed farmers to till the sticky soil of the Great Plains, ensuring Westward expansion.

"Building A Business As Great As Our Products" (2003)
Robert W. Lane / Chairman & Chief Executive Officer / Deere & Company