Than Hartsock is the Director of Corn & Soybean Production Systems at John Deere. Not only is John Deere an iconic 184-year old company with nearly $40 billion in revenue, but it’s also a world leader in providing advanced products, technology and services for those who are revolutionizing agriculture and construction.

During Jim’s time as a CMO, he discovered that one of the strongest partnerships for a business is when marketing and R&D come together. In this conversation, Than talks about how he works with the marketing department to make sure everyone is on the same page. This discussion is a great example of the benefits that come out of R&D and marketing teams coming together.

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