Agriculture By: Riley roden

The first agricultural revolution also known as the Neolithic Revolution started around 11,000 BC. It was the transformation of humans society from hunting and gathering to farming. Humans radically changed behavior over this. It changed the way they live by settling in to single areas and began cultivating the land, planting crops, and raising animals.

Citation: "AP Human Geo - First Agricultural Revolution." AP Human Geography - The First Agricultural Revolution. N.p., 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

Wheat was one of the first crops ever grown by humans

The second agricultural revolution moved agriculture beyond subsistence to generate the kinds of surpluses needed to feed 1,000's of people working. For farms there was new fertilizer and artificial feed was introduced. Also the idea of new technologies like the seed drill for planting crops in rows to make harvesting easier. It would make it easier for the farmers to tell the difference between weeds and crops.

Citation: "Second Agriculture Revolution." Agricultural Revolution Inventions. N.p., 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

Shows an example of planting in rows

The third agricultural revolution also called the green revolution, was an international effort planned to eliminate the hunger by improving crop performances. It improved the farming by letting farmers produce more of the same product without using any extra amount of land. There was two main ideas of this revolution which were having newer higher-yield seeds and the expanded use of fertilizers.

Citation: ": The Three Agricultural Revolutions." : The Three Agricultural Revolutions. N.p., 2016. Web. 30 Nov. 2016.

This picture shows what and how we're improving our technologies for farming

A genetically modified organism is is a plant, animal, microorganism or other organism whose genetic makeup has been modified using recombinant DNA methods. GMO's changed farming because companies that make GMOs had the power to sue farmers whose fields were contaminated with GMOs. Some pros of genetically modified seeds are that they have a resistance to insects, also have a tolerance to heat, cold, or drought. The negative part of GMOs is that they're not the healthiest thing for the body.

Citation: "GMO Facts." The NonGMO Project. N.p., 2016. Web. 04 Dec. 2016.

Citation: @healthline. "GMOs: Pros and Cons." Healthline. N.p., 2016. Web. 04 Dec. 2016

Subsistence agriculture is where people only grow enough for to survive. Sustainable agriculture is using farming techniques for the study of ecology and the relationships between organisms and their environment. Commercial farming is large scale farming that use large land bases, large equipment, use factory-type work forces, and use the latest technologies.

Citation: Bond, Emily. "Subsistence, Commercial, and Sustainable Agriculture." N.p., 17 Apr. 2014. Web. 04 Dec. 2016.

Fun Facts

1. Plows were invented in the Middle East soon after agriculture began. The earliest plow, called an ard, was probably made from sharpened tree branches.

2. Bananas are the number one fruit crop in the world. They are the 4th largest overall crop, after wheat, rice, and corn.

3. There are around 2.2 million farms in the United States

4. Pigs, a common farm animal, are thought to be the 4th most intelligent animal, after chimps, dolphins, and elephants. Pigs can also run 11 miles per hour, which is faster than a 6-minute mile.

Citation: "67 Interesting Facts About . . . Var Addthis_config = {"services_compact":"email,fark,digg,delicious,linkedin", "services_expanded":"email,fark,digg,delicious,linkedin"};." 67 Interesting Facts about Farming & Agriculture. N.p., 2016. Web. 04 Dec. 2016.


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