20John Deere Invented The Steel Plow
John Deere first showed his talent for innovation in agriculture when the then mid-west of the USA was being settled in 1837. Settlers from the East were finding that their wooden plows kept breaking due to the difference in the soil out West. Deere was convinced that good quality steel
would solve this problem and made the first prototype out of a broken steel saw blade. Development of the steel plow was slow, however, because at the time, steel had to be shipped from Great Britain. Over the next 20 years, John Deere continued to refine his steel plow based on feedback and suggestions from his customers.