An executive from John Deere is slated to speak at the Pearson Lakes Art Center in Okoboji, Iowa, on Thursday, September 27, where he will go into depth on where the company has come from and how it has achieved its current level of success, the Sioux City Journal reports.
According to the media outlet, Charles Stamp Jr., vice president of public affairs for John Deere, will be the third of four speakers for the "Growing Iowa's Economy" series, which is hearing from executives with positions at leading companies in the region.
Stamp stated he will talk about John Deere's impressive history and how it has played a part in Iowa's business environment. He also plans to showcase that although Deere has been wildly successful all over the world, the company has also always reported "terrific growth in Iowa."
Another talking point will be John Deere's mission to help feed the 9 billion people that are projected to inhabit the planet by 2050, after which he will field questions from the audience.
According to the DuPont Advisory Committee, farmers will need to double the amount of food that is grown to feed the world by 2050, and producers must ensure land is maintained and continues to be sustainable for farming.