Agriculture Revolutions By: Carter Remer

First Agricultural Revolution

In the first agricultural revolution people really changed the way that they lived. First they started to leave hunting and settle into single areas and started to farm the land into growing crops. Also, they started raising animals and managed to tame them and started to use them as food or sometimes as pets. This started to occur in 10,000 B.C. It changed how people lived because they didn't have go out and hunt for their food they just got it from the animals that they raised. As a bonus they get resources from their crops and they can sell their food made from the crops and the crops themselves to make money. This is how people changed the ways they lived.

This is a wheat crop it was one of the first crops planted.

Second Agricultural Revolution

The second agricultural revolution coincided with the industrial revolution. It was composed of making improvements, innovations, and techniques. There was new crops that came and farmers started to increase the size of the farm. They also fenced in their land and their methods of soil, fertilization, crop care, and harvesting all improved. A new tool helped them a lot which was the seed drill that allowed them to plant in a row and have less weeds. Then there were advances in livestock that made it easier to breed and it would give us a better milk and meat. They also used new fertilizers on the crops to increase them and they fed livestock artificial foods. Which made it easier to feed a larger population and it increased the agriculture. After that the industrial revolution made innovations in machines which helped out agriculture. The railroad helped move food and agriculture across the country and they also made tractors, combines, and other farm equipment that helped. All this occurred in the 18th and 19th centuries.

This is a combine a large machine that was invented to help the farmers clear their crops fast.

Third Agricultural Revolution

The third agricultural revolution or also known as the "green the revolution". In this revolution there was an invention of high-yield grains. Especially with rice to reduce the famine around the world. The production of rice increased and new varieties of wheat and corn crops increased as well. That reduced famines caused by crop failure plus most famines are due to political problems. The green revolution improved biotechnology which is hormones and steroids also GMO's. They also made new fertilizers, pesticides and herbicides, mechanization, and irrigation so you don't have to rely on rain. The opposition argues the green revolution has led to vulnerability to pests, soil erosion, water shortages, micronutrient deficiencies, dependency on chemicals for produce, and loss of control over seeds. All this occurred late in the 19th century all the way up till now.

tHis is a corn crop today they have improved them so much to get everything out of them and the land.

Genetically Modified Organisms

A GMO is a Genetically Modified Organism which is an organism, plant or animal, whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods (also called gene splicing), gene modification or transgenic technology. It helps make farming more efficient and we will get more produce out of it. Plus it also makes it more easier for the farmers so they don't have to take care of the crops as much. GMO's cons are they have showed that they are toxic and can be allergens, cause sickness, and can produce dead livestock. It does improve the production of livestock and it uses less resources. Overall they have their positives and negatives.

This farmer is spraying down his field with fertilizer over his crops that are genetically modified.

Farming Types

There are three different types of farming they are Commercial, Sustainable, and Subsistence. Commercial farming is farming for a profit, where food is produced by advanced technological means for sale in the market. They commercial farm for money to make a profit out of it. Subsistence farming is farming which uses simple technology, which is the production of food for the farmer's family or small community. Sustainable farming is farming which avoids soil erosion and pollution so you can reuse the land in the future. These are the three main types of farming.

This is Commercial farming.
Sustainable farming
Subsistence farming

Fun Facts

  1. Mature turkeys have more than 3,500 feathers.
  2. There are 47 different breeds of sheep in the U.S.
  3. Pork is the most widely eaten meat in the world.
  4. The average person consumes 584 pounds of dairy products a year.
Turkey
Sheep
Pork
Dairy

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