Agricultural Revolutions By: Sam Essendrup

The First Agricultural Revolution (Neolithic revolution)

During this time people learned how to farm, make food sources became more reliable, they learned how to store food, and were able to settle down and have permanent settlements. These changes occurred during 10,000-2,000 B.C.

crops by humans

The Second Agricultural Revolution (Industrial Revolution)

This revolution lasted from sometime in the 1600's to the 1800's. During this time period we began to create new methods like crop rotation and better horse collars. Later in the revolution we used new technologies to create ways to ways to reduce human labors.

This is one of the early farm machines

The Third Agricultural Revolution (Green Revolution)

This revolution started in the 1960's and is still going today. During this revolution we started hybridizing grains for better yields, genetically engineered plants, and globalized production. Poor people benefitted from the revolution because the food became much cheaper.

Modern day tractor

4. GMO is a genetically modified organism, a GMO is created when you extract DNA from one species and and forced into another animal or species. Most crops are GMO but they can still contaminate the non-GMO crops. The pros of GMO is that they can be grown faster and larger but the cons are that they can hurt the non-GMO farmers.

5. Commercial farming is when they grow food on a very large scale growing as much as they can. Subsistence farming is only growing as much food as you need to survive. Sustainable farming is farming using the the principles of ecology and studying the relationships between organisms and their environments.

6.Farmers produce 262% more food with 2% fewer inputs than in 1950 - Farm and ranch families are just 2% of the U.S. population - Farmers make 16% for every dollar spent on food compared to 31% in 1980 - bannanas are the number one fruit crop in the world.

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Created with images by RonBerg - "bull landscape nature" • Parker Knight - "Crops" • shaunstothard - "tractor old rusty" • tpsdave - "tractor grain mixer rural"

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