Today's the birthday of John Deere.
In America's drama a ground-breaking actor.
Farmers still swear that there isn't a peer
To his practical plow or his trademark green tractor.
[8R/8RT Series Tractor]
Personal note: This entry in my series of birthday commemorations is especially for my son-in-law Nate Higgins who grew up on a farm in Alexis, Illinois and is a confirmed, dyed-in-the wool, Deere lover. Not so surprising since Alexis is only 34.75 miles from Moline, where John Deere & Co has its headquarters.