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Living up to a legacy isn't always easy. Especially when that legacy encompasses more than 175 years of quality products, innovative solutions and honest value.  John Deere's heritage of achievement lives on in every employee, every product, and in every way we touch and enrich lives. It's a commitment that distinguishes us in the marketplace and drives us toward even higher levels of performance.

Committed to those linked to the land

Since 1837, John Deere has seen many changes in its business, its products, its services. Change always comes with opportunity. And John Deere has always been ready and willing to embrace it. Yet, through it all, John Deere is still dedicated to those who are linked to the land – farmers and ranchers, landowners, builders. And John Deere has never outgrown, nor forgotten, its founder's original core values: integrity, quality, commitment and innovation. Those values determine the way we work, the quality we offer, and the unsurpassed treatment you get as a customer, investor, employee.

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Career opportunities – get where you want to go

If you have a strong work ethic, a passion for excellence, and a creative mind, unleash your potential with an employer that can provide all you need to succeed. At John Deere, you can create and enjoy a fulfilling career with the freedom to explore new projects, the support to think outside the box, and the help of advanced tools and technology so necessary for innovation and achievement. With our excellent training and developmental opportunities, you can advance your career as fast and as far as your ambition, skills and competencies allow.

Our culture is inclusive and dynamic. We actively seek employee input to help improve policies and procedures while maintaining our strong leadership position. At John Deere, diversity goes beyond culture to include diversity of ideas, disciplines, perspectives, and styles.

So why work at John Deere? Why work anywhere else?

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A history of quality and innovation

In 1837, John Deere, blacksmith and inventor, had little more than a blacksmith shop, a piece of discarded polished steel, and an idea that would help farmers, changing the face of agriculture for all time.

Learn more about the moments that made John Deere the company it is today.

Taking stock in John Deere – information for investors

In the coming decades, our customers – from around the globe – will face major challenges and opportunities. As world population grows, there will be an even greater need for food and fiber. In addition, growing affluence in developing countries leads to greater urbanization, more infrastructure, improved housing and food choices. John Deere is uniquely positioned to help our customers solve these challenges. By providing premier equipment solutions, we are supporting a higher quality of life around the world, as well as assisting our customers in their successes.


The opportunities for our company have never been greater. And there are no better reasons than these to take stock in John Deere. 

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View John Deere's current annual report in PDF format.

Take a step back in time

Take a trip to Grand Detour, Illinois. Walk where John Deere walked, and lived, and invented the world-famous plow. When you tour the John Deere Historic Site, you can experience what life must have been like in 1837. Take in the home John Deere built and an archaeological exhibit that shows the actual site of John Deere's original blacksmith shop. And don't forget the gift shop!

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Our History

Today, Deere & Company is one of the world’s most admired businesses. But in 1837, John Deere, blacksmith and inventor, had little more than a blacksmith shop, a discarded steel saw, and an idea that would help farmers, changing the face of agriculture for all time.

Read more about the history of John Deere