John Deere has recently announced the opening of a strategic technology office at the Iowa State University Research Park in Ames, Iowa. Its goal is to increase its on-campus presence in conjunction with the research, education, and talent development resources of Iowa State University.
The staff working at the location will focus on generating integrated solutions for the company’s Agriculture and Turf division, as well as its Construction and Forestry sector. Specifically, they will be looking into precision agriculture technology.
"Working with Iowa State University helps John Deere continue its leadership in precision agriculture and many other areas of technology that are important to our customers," said John May, Deere’s president of agricultural solutions and its chief information officer.
May added that the new office at ISU will help Deere conduct research while engaging future leaders of the agricultural industry. The facility will be able to leverage the work of ISU students to develop a talent pipeline.
"We are delighted that John Deere is establishing a physical presence at the ISU Research Park," said Dr. Steven Leath, president of Iowa State University. "This is a significant step forward in creating a world-class research park and fortifying our university-industry partnership model to promote top talent and innovation."
Deere’s office at the ISU Research Park is geared toward complementing its network of technology and innovation centers around the globe.