Agriculture By: Jonah Maurer

First Agricultural Revolution

The first agricultural revolution was the Neolithic Revolution where humans started to farm instead of hunt. It occurred in the time period 10,000 - 2,000 B.C. Farming changed the way people lived because farmers could gather food faster, and they could have more food than if they were to hunt.

This photo shows the first crops planted on earth. The crop shown in the picture is wheat.

Second Agricultural Revolution

The second agricultural revolution was called The Industrial Revolution where humans started to use greater technology. The time period of The Industrial Revolution was 1600 - 1800 A.D.

This is one of the few machines they used during the industrial revolution.

Third Agricultural Revolution

The third agricultural revolution was called the green revolution. During this time there was a huge increase in crop production because farmers started using fertilizers, pesticides, and high yield crop varieties. The time period of this revolution was 1960 - present day.

This is a fertilizer machine that is still used to this day.

4. A genetically modified organism also known as a GMO is when you take DNA from one species and put it in another plant or animal. This changed farming because farmers could plant or have any animal they wanted. Some pros or GMOs are resistance of insects, tolerance for heat, cold, or drought, and crop yield. Some cons of GMOs are allergies, antibiotic resistance, and cancer.

5. The differences between subsistence, sustainable, and commercial farming is subsistence farming is when farmers only plant enough crops to feed themselves and their family. Sustainable farming is when farmers study relationships between organisms and their environment. Commercial farming is when farmers plant more crops than needed so they can sell them for money.

6. The average cow produces 7 gallons of milk a day, 2,100 pounds of milk a month, and 46,00 glasses of milk a year. One pound of wool can make ten miles of yarn. No cow has the same pattern of spots.

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Created with images by kov-A-c - "The One Survived" • shaunstothard - "tractor old rusty" • B4bees - "Planting Potatos"

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