Former Sen. Mike Johanns, also the former Secretary of Agriculture, has been elected to the board of directors for Deere & Company, the manufacturer of John Deere tractors and farm equipment.
“Mike’s wide range of expertise in the areas of agriculture, banking, commerce, foreign trade, law and governance will be valuable assets for the Deere & Company Board of Directors,” Samuel R. Allen, Deere’s chairman and chief executive officer, said in a written statement released by the company. ”We are pleased Mike has agreed to join the Deere Board.”
Johanns served as governor of Nebraska until early 2005 when he became Secretary of Agriculture under President George W. Bush. Johanns became senator after serving in the Bush cabinet. He left the senator after serving for one term, retiring from 32 years of public service.