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  • “Deere aims to solve world hunger, improve educational opportunities, especially for at-risk young people, and invest in worthwhile causes in its home communities.” The Quad City Times sat down with Mara Downing, Vice President of Global Brand and Communications, to learn more about corporate social responsibility and why it’s not only good for the communities Deere serves, but good for business.

    Q&A with Mara Sovey Downing

    Quad-City companies have been giving back to their communities since their beginnings. John Deere was mayor of Moline and paid for some of the city's first streetlights. Subsequent Deere & Co. leaders kept that spirit alive, and names like Butterworth, Wiman and Hewitt went on to become synonymous with Quad-City philanthropy.

  • “It is very important to ensure that modern technologies such as precision agriculture are not only available to big farms. Smallholder farmers can also benefit from precision agriculture by starting with simple solutions.” - Jehiel Oliver, CEO, Hello Tractor.

    Smart farming is the future of agriculture

    The use of machinery in modern farming is essential to increasing the productivity of all other inputs such as seeds, fertilizer, water, labor and time, feels Jehiel Oliver, CEO, Hello Tractor Hello Tractor calls itself as an ag-tech social enterprise that aims to assist small farmers and sharecroppers.

  • “Farmers don’t farm alone.” Connections to everyone and everything that make the farm run are critical to the farm operation. Deere is helping farmers meet the needs of their farms through the resources they choose, with the confidence of secure data. See the article for a full case study from AgGateway Corporation, along with an interview with Randy Kasparbauer, John Deere Software Engineering Manager.

    AgGateway Digital Ag In Action: John Deere Expands Compatibility

    This article is part of AgGateway's case study series on digital agriculture, a partnership with Farm Journal Media. AgGateway is a non-profit org dedicated to promoting and enabling the industry's transition to digital agriculture.

  • Not all teachers teach in a classroom. In 2018, our employees donated nearly 13,000 hours to teaching youth at FIRST, a nonprofit advancing #STEM education. The experiences have inspired us – and we’re grateful to recognize all employee volunteers on #NationalTeachersDay. Meet Software Engineer and one of our many employee mentors, Michael Hodson, in his inspiring story below.

    Meet a John Deere Mentor | The John Deere Journal

    Robotics veteran believes to teach is to learn. Michael Hodson is a mechanical engineer with a minor in electrical engineering who works at John Deere as a software developer and has been mentoring for a decade. He's 24 years old. "I won't lie - my background might be part of how I got my job at Deere," Hodson said.

  • Deere has 16 dealer technician programs in the U.S. The program offers students a two-year degree, a paid internship and a guaranteed job after graduation “During harvesting and planting, (farmers are) able to get a guaranteed, top-qualified technician (who can) deliver a quality service job to our John Deere machinery," said Curt Brown, tech program manager. To learn more about the program visit us here:

    John Deere Dealer Technician Program | Careers | John Deere US

    Build your future with a career as a John Deere dealer technician. You'll work with some of the most advanced technology available in the world today.

  • As we think about making ag equipment easier, smarter, and more precise, what does that look like? - Sensors throughout the tractor and the implement - Communications technology - Real time data As Lane Arthur, Director of Digital Strategy pointed out at the IoT Fuse Conference in Minneapolis today, "In the John Deere world, the letter T in IoT stands for tractor." "This is a very large IoT device, of course, not ones you'd typically think about, but it's exciting the kinds of things we can do and the types and amount of data we can collect on these machines." See how Deere is taking farming forward:

    Farm Forward | John Deere US

    Learn how John Deere technology is shaping the future of farming.

  • Meet Taranis, an AI-powered agriculture intelligence platform and part of Deere's startup collaborator. It uses sophisticated computer vision, data science and deep learning algorithms to enable farmers to make informed decisions. And according to Forbes contributor, Lana Bandoim, they're helping change agriculture as we know it.

    How Self-Driving Tractors And AI Are Changing Agriculture

    As artificial intelligence (AI) and autonomous machines become more common in agriculture, the industry is going through enormous changes. Ofir Schlam, CEO and co-founder of Taranis, a leading precision agriculture intelligence platform, recently shared more information about these changes in an interview.

  • Ever wonder what it takes to build the iconic John Deere tractor? Recently, we invited the Des Moines Register to join us for one of our Gold Key tours — an exclusive, behind-the-scenes factory experience for our customers. Here’s a few pics they captured along the way.

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    Take the "Gold Key Tour" inside John Deere's Waterloo assembly plant

  • Glassdoor just announced its list of "Top Companies to Work" for Mechanical Engineers -- a list based entirely on employee reviews. Deere joins SpaceX, Johnson and Johnson and Microsoft among companies receiving the highest ratings. According to Glassdoor, this is what employees say: "John Deere has an admirable mission. The company has a long history of success. Working as an engineer you have the ability to be rewarded for hard work.”

    Top Companies to Work for as a Mechanical Engineer | Glassdoor

    Engineers are in demand. If you're a credentialed, mechanical engineer, you're in luck. The Bureau of Labor Statics (BLS) reports: " Employment of mechanical engineers is projected to grow 9 percent from 2016 to 2026, as fast as the average for all occupations." But this only shows one dimension of the employment picture for mechanical engineers.

  • Training the next generation of operators and contractors takes next gen technology. Unfortunately for these young visitors at #Bauma2019, the highly-detailed 3-D environment in our new simulators doesn't include real dirt. It does however, lead trainees through advanced operator duties and job site tasks. Jonathan Goodney, manager of learning technology for Deere, says the simulators, debuted during the show the week, not only teach operators in training the basic control functions of each respective machine, but also work to improve hand-eye coordination, technique and safety.

    John Deere intros new construction equipment simulators

    John Deere has introduced a new line of operator training simulators that can be outfitted as several types of equipment. The new simulators combine interchangeable joysticks and foot pedals with realistic 3D software. The software creates "highly-detailed" environments that lead operators through advanced operator duties and multiple jobsite tasks.

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