Cory J. Reed
President, Agricultural & Turf Division: Large & Precision Agriculture, and Americas and Australia
Deere & Company
Cory Reed is President, Agriculture & Turf Division for Production & Precision Ag, and also is responsible for the North and South American and Australian markets. In this role, Reed leads a team that develops and delivers equipment solutions providing value for production-scale grain, cotton, and sugar growers. He was appointed to the role in June 2020.
Reed has spent the past two decades as a lawyer focused on understanding the productivity and profitability needs of farmers and ranchers. Prior to his current role, he served as the Ag & Turf president responsible for the crop care, crop harvesting, and turf and utility businesses, as well as the North and South American and Australian markets.
Reed joined John Deere in 1998. His previous leadership assignments included President, John Deere Financial; Senior Vice President, Intelligent Solutions Group; Senior Vice President, Global Marketing Services; marketing manager for large tractors; branch and region sales manager roles in Europe; and division and territory manager roles in the U.S.
As a leader, Reed has helped lay the foundation for the current John Deere precision-farming platform. His team's work combined data-driven decisions with Deere's industry-leading equipment, resulting in a tremendous benefit to the farmer. In 2019, under Reed's leadership, the company's large R4038 Self-Propelled Sprayer was recognized as the "Best at CES (the Consumer Electronics Show) — Sustainability Award" by tech media.
Reed has also been a strong advocate for the ag industry globally, serving on the board of directors of the Global Harvest Initiative and sitting on the boards of the National FFA Foundation and America’s Cultivation Corridor, respectively.
He graduated from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio, with a bachelor's degree in finance. He received a Juris Doctorate degree from the Ohio State University College of Law.
Deere & Company (JohnDeere.com) is a world leader in providing advanced products, technology, and services for customers whose work is revolutionizing agriculture and construction — those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich, and build upon the land to meet the world’s increasing need for food, fuel, shelter, and infrastructure.