Telling Deere Tales: John Deere

Thursday, April 16, 6:30pm – 7:30pm

It will be on Facebook Live. If the library is open or still closed by this date.

You have been invited to a private board meeting and celebration of John Deere & Co. The founder of the company is retiring and handing the plow to his son Charles. John Deere reflects on the history of his self-scouring plows, shares some of his personal struggles, and then turns to the future and the great changes in agriculture that he foresees in the vision of his son who transforms the company and the future of farming. Like JohnDeere, historian and author, Brian “Fox” Ellis, covers a hundred years if agricultural history and then leads a discussion on the future of farming. Raising issues like the pros and cons of agriculture versus agribusiness, the role of technology and mechanization, the small family farm, centennial farms, and community agriculture.