The celebration continues on June 15th and 16th as 100 John Deere tractors and engines will be displayed at the John Deere Tractor & Engine Museum and the Waterloo Convention Center. Both venues will include exhibits, food and family-friendly activities. The displays will include a mix of company and customer-owned equipment and will feature tractors and engines spanning across John Deere product lines and from around the world.
Deere entered the farm tractor business in March 1918 through the acquisition of the Waterloo Gasoline Engine Company and had an event then to recognize the date the check was recieved:
At the Smithsonian's National Museum of American History, the museum's American Enterprise exhibition will mark 2018 as the year of the tractor. The museum’s 1918 green, yellow and red Waterloo Boy tractor will be installed at the entrance of the business history exhibition in January. Within the exhibition, a new display on "Precision Farming" is examing a more contemporary story of technology in today's agriculture industry with the use of technology including a GPS antenna donated by Deere. Here's another cool thing they have done, this is a new R-Series with the signature of every employee who helped build it on the hood: