The First Agricultural Revolution
Wheat was the first crop grown by humans.
The first agricultural revolution happened in 11,000 bc. Humans made the transition from hunting and gathering to farming plants and animals. Because of the first agricultural revolution, people didn't have to follow their food. People were able to settle down and create communities while supplying their own food.
The Second Agricultural Revolution
Tractors were made as a result of the second agricultural revolution.
The second agricultural revolution was based on a greater use of technology. The revolution took place along with the industrial revolution in the 1800's. The advances in technology helped to improve food production and a farmer could feed more than just his family and his village.
The Third Agricultural Revolution
Modern day farming is almost completely done threw technology, including the use of new machines.
The third agricultural revolution happened in the 1900's. It was drastic increase in crop production in developing countries. This was done by the increased use of fertilizer and pesticides. It was an international efforts that's goal was to dramatically decrease hunger by improving crop production.
Genetically Modified Organisms
Genetically modified organisms are the result of a process where DNA from one organism is extracted and forced onto a completely different plant or animal. GMO's changed farming because farmers can now pick what they want to grow and modify it to fit their liking. GMO's are good because they give the consumer exactly what they are asking for and they are bad because the effects of modifying them are unknown.
Subsistence Farming - Farmers focus on feeding themselves and their families by making only enough food to supply to themselves.
Sustainable Farming - the production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare.
Commercial Farming - farming for a profit, where food is produced by advanced technological means for sale in the market.
The average U.S. dairy cow produces 22.5 quarts of milk each day.
Apples are a member of the rose family.
Americans eat about 30 pounds of lettuce every year.
Pigs can't sweat. Pigs have no sweat glands, that is why they roll around in mud to cool off.