Category Archives: History of Agriculture

Thought of the Week

As the rain and snow come down from heaven and stay upon the ground to water the earth, and cause the grain to grow and to produce seed for the farmer and bread for the hungry, so also is my … Continue reading

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Tracing a Harvester’s Timeline

How did farmers go from manually cutting, gathering and threshing wheat to modern combines? If you have ever watched a modern combine harvest a field of wheat, you will quickly recognize that it is a miracle of mechanization, saving farmers … Continue reading

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You Are What You Eat

Different cultures tend to think differently, and part of that difference may result from the sort of foods they grow and eat – specifically, whether they area bread culture or a rice-bowl culture. In places like Japan and China, where … Continue reading

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Thought of the Week

Without stewards of the land like my ranching family, much of the vast, open west that we all love so well, would be lost forever. -Sarah Baker, Idaho Rancher

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Thought of the Week

“The reality is that no single agricultural technology or farming practice will provide sufficient food for the world in 2050. ¬†Instead, we must advocate for and utilize a range of these technologies in order to maximize yields.” Mark Rosegrant, Lead … Continue reading

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Food for the City

This year, National Geographic is examining food systems throughout the world. Click on the link below to see the video called “Food for the City” which examines how food travels from the farm to the city in the United States. … Continue reading

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Interesting Tidbit for the Day – St. Swithin

I learned a fun little piece of information today, and thought you all might enjoy it as well! St. Swithin’s Day, July 15th, is a day on which people in Scotland and England watch the weather, for folklore says that … Continue reading

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Food in America – A Visual Explanation

A friend from Leadership Idaho Agriculture sent our class a link to this fantastic article explaining the progression of the food industry in the United States from the early 1920’s until now. Some maps are serious, describing the decline in … Continue reading

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The Future of Food – A New Series From National Geographic

In 2050, scientists estimate that the world’s population will reach 9 billion people. Over the next eight months, National Geographic will be exploring how farmers around the world can sustainably produce enough food to feed the world. Visit their website … Continue reading

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History of Farming Video from The History Channel

The History Channel made this brief video on the revolutionary role of farming in the development of modern civilization.¬† It’s a part of their excellent “Mankind: The Story of Us” TV series. Click here to view the video (it’s only … Continue reading

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