Category Archives: History of Agriculture

Thought of the Week

“Whenever you do a thing, act as if the whole world is watching.” -Thomas Jefferson Advertisements

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Thought of the Week

“Agriculture is now, as it’s always been, the basis of civilization. The 6 million farms of the United States form the basis of all other achievements of the American people, and are more fruitful than all their other resources.” -President … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

“…that no other human occupation opens so wide a field for the profitable and agreeable combination of labor with cultivated thought as agriculture.” -President Abraham Lincoln

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The Sweetest Corn

There’s nothing quite like fresh summer fruits and veggies. Crisp watermelon, juicy peaches, tangy tomatoes, and of course, fresh sweet corn with kernels that “POP” in your mouth! Sweet corn was developed right here in North America, when a natural … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

 “I am entirely a farmer, soul and body, never scarcely admitting a sentiment on any other subject.” -President Thomas Jefferson

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Thought of the Week

“I know of no pursuit in which more real and important services can be rendered to any country than by improving its agriculture, its breed of useful animals and other branches of husbandman’s cares.” -President George Washington

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The House Behind the House – A Poem

This poem was sent to me by my dad.  A little farm humor for your day. One of my fondest memories As I recall the days of yore Was the little house, behind the house, With the crescent o’er the … Continue reading

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100 Years at the Dinner Table

Do you ever wonder what people were eating 100 years ago? This great little video by mode.com takes us on a visual food tour of trendy dinners over a 100-year timespan, from 1915 to today. What’s your favorite thing to have for … Continue reading

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Doomsday Seed Vault Opened!

You may have read about the “Doomsday Vault,” which stores seeds from all over the world.  The Svalbard Global Seed Vault or “Doomsday Vault” was built in Norway in 2008.  It currently contains more than 850,000 seed samples from all over … Continue reading

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The Spirit of the Agrarian Creed

Americans are familiar with the Declaration of Independence and the U.S. Constitution, but there was another set of principles the Founding Fathers held closely, although they never formally adopted them. Those principles are the Agrarian Creed, also known as the … Continue reading

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