#408 – Neil Dahlstrom, John Deere – Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture

51 minutes

Today’s guest is Neil Dahlstrom, the archivist and historian for John Deere and author of Tractor Wars: John Deere, Henry Ford, International Harvester, and the Birth of Modern Agriculture.

In today’s episode, business wars hits the farm! Neil’s book is a case study on the evolution of the tractor industry and it’s importance during a time the world was experiencing a global plague, World War & food shortages.  We touch on all the major players, including a young Henry Ford. We even walk through he different strategies each company took around pricing and distribution.   

As we wind down, we touch on the future of the industry with things like autonomous tractors and drone technology.

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