Santa Fe Institute

Deere & Company
Location: Moline, IL

Deere & Company, founded in 1837 (collectively called John Deere), has grown from a one-man blacksmith shop into a corporation that today does business around the world and employs approximately 56,000 people. The company continues to be guided, as it has been since its beginning, by the core values exhibited by its founder: integrity, quality, commitment and innovation.

John Deere consists of three major business segments (agriculture and turf, construction and forestry, and credit). Those segments, along with the support operations of parts and power systems, are focused on helping customers be more productive as they help to improve the quality of life for people around the world. The company's products and services are primarily sold and serviced through John Deere's dealer network.