News Releases   January 23, 2020

Deere announces 2020 Startup Collaborator program companies

MOLINE, Illinois (January 23, 2020) - Deere & Company announced the companies that will be part of the 2020 cohort of the Startup Collaborator program in its Intelligent Solutions Group. This program launched last year to enhance and deepen collaborative relationships with startup companies whose technology could add value for John Deere customers.

"The first year of the John Deere Startup Collaborator program showed us and the startups involved the tremendous mutual value of working closely together," said Julian Sanchez, director of strategy and business development at Deere's Intelligent Solutions Group. "We're excited to continue building on the program's success."

Deere is pleased to welcome into the Startup Collaborator four leading startups working to transform agriculture:

  • DataFarm – A Brazilian company building digital tools to recommend climate-smart agricultural practices to optimize farmers' return on investment
  • FaunaPhotonics – A company from Denmark building technology for real-time pest detection to ensure sustainable crop management and improve tools for pest control.
  • Fieldin – An Israeli company working on data management tools for specialty crops
  • EarthSense – A company from Champaign, IL building novel sensing methods to improve in-field data collection

The Startup Collaborator provides flexibility for Deere and startups to test innovative technologies with customers and dealers without a more formal business relationship. Startups also gain affiliation with and mentoring from a world-class leader in precision agriculture.

Deere Company (www.JohnDeere.ca) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services for customers whose work is linked to the land – those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure.

About Deere & Company

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world's dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. For more information, visit John Deere at its worldwide website at www.JohnDeere.ca.

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