For the first fall trip, students traveled to Moline, IL to visit the world headquarters of John Deere. Established in 1837, John Deere manufacturers agricultural, construction, forestry machinery diesel engines, drivetrains for heavy equipment, and lawn care equipment. On February 10th, students enjoyed exploring the display floor that included an array of products. Guides were available to answer questions and provided the students with an in depth history of JD and its international operations. The visit also included a tour of the seeding plant, where the students had an opportunity to see the manufacturing process and find out how technology and automation has replaced many jobs.