John Deere’s classic ‘The Great American Farmer’ tribute song
October 12 is National Farmer’s Day, and what better way to celebrate than to recognize the legacy that farming has had on the United States. This song, titled “The Great American Farmer,” was produced by John Deere in 1975 for the American bicentennial celebration. Only 5,000 copies were released on 45 rpm and 8 track, helping to make this song a unique one and a classic. It is a touching tribute to the lives and struggles of family farmers around the nation.