John Deere, the pioneer blacksmith who created the first commercially successful self-scouring steel plow in 1837, was born in 1804 in Vermont.
After his father’s disappearance at sea, he was brought up by his mother. Deere’s reputation as a skilled blacksmith was established early on.
When he moved to Illinois following an economic collapse in 1836, he noted farmers struggling with cast-iron plows in the Midwest prairie’s sticky soil.
Deere innovatively used steel from a broken sawblade to create a plow that easily shed soil, revolutionizing farming.
His invention became his identity and livelihood. In 1848, Deere relocated to Moline, Illinois, where the Mississippi River provided resources for his burgeoning business.
His high-quality products soon made Deere’s company a manufacturing powerhouse.
Deere also served as the second mayor of Moline, leaving a profound civic and entrepreneurial legacy that continues to guide Deere & Company today.
I have compiled quotes by John Deere to inspire you.
Best John Deere Quotes
I will never put my name on a product that does not have in it the best that is in me. ~ John Deere.
Strike while the iron is hot. ~ John Deere.
It is a source of consolation to me to know that I never willfully wronged any man and that I never put on the market a poorly-made implement. ~ John Deere.
I never put on the market a poorly-made implement. ~ John Deere.
To create an exceptional and sustained experience of genuine value for customers, employees and shareholders – a performance that endures. ~ John Deere.
Quality, innovation, integrity and commitment. ~ John Deere.
Top John Deere Quotes
A performance that endures. ~ John Deere.
They haven’t got to take what we make and somebody else will beat us, and we will lose our trade. ~ John Deere.
If we don’t improve our products, somebody else will, and we’ll lose our trade. ~ John Deere.
I’ll take you for a ride on my Big Green Tractor. ~ John Deere.
Whoever said that country life was simple, never lived on a farm. ~ John Deere.