The corn harvest is underway in SW Minnesota, these were on my way to work this afternoon. One of the country's most recognized corporate symbols, the leaping deer trademark has been synonymous with quality John Deere products for more than 120 years. The story of John Deere the man, who developed the world's first commercially successful, self-scouring steel plow, closely parallels the settlement and development of the Midwestern United States, an area that the homesteaders of the 19th century considered the golden land of promise. The full story of John Deere the company over the last 170 years is one of people, places and products that reflect our core values of integrity, quality, commitment and innovation. Nothing runs like a Deere.