Agriculture Project By Alison Reust hour 1

What was the first agricultural revolution?

  • First Agricultural Revolution was the transition of humans from nomadic hunting/gathering to sedentary agricultural production of domesticated plants and animals.

When did it Occur?

  • The First Agricultural Revolution started around 11,000 BC

What did Humans do?

  • Humans radically changed their behavior
  • Humans began settling in to single areas and began cultivating the land, planting crops, and raising animals

How did it change the way humans lived?

  • Humans continued their use and animals became tame enough to be used for easy meat and pets/companions
The first grown crops from humans was wheat as shown in the picture.

What was the second agricultural revolution?

  • The second agricultural revolution witnessed improved methods of cultivation, harvesting, and storage of farm produce

When did it Occur?

  • Occurred from 1700 to 1900

What changes happened in farming?

  • Helped to improve food production to feed more than just the farmer and a village
  • Railroads cut time for transporting goods so that food doesn't rot before it reaches the consumer
  • New fertilizer and artificial feed is introduced
Planting in rows became common in the second revolution because it is easier to manage and harvest.

What was (is) the third revolution?

  • The Green Revolution was a period in time when new agricultural practices were created to help farmers all over the world

When did it Occur?

  • 1930's-now

What changes happened in farming?

  • Technological innovations, scientific farming methods, mechanization, chemical applications and biotechnology were added into farming
Nowadays, gas and diesel engine tractors are used for farming.

What are genetically modified organisms?

  • A GMO (genetically modified organism) is the result of a laboratory process where genes from the DNA of one species are extracted and artificially forced into the genes of an unrelated plant or animal.

How do they change farming?

  • Easier to have succesful crop growth
  • Food can be motified in order to have enough for the growing population
  • Farmers have changed the way the farm due to GMO's


  • more resistant to weeds pest and disease
  • higher nutritional value


  • Some GMO products marketed without labeling
  • Long term consequences

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