Agricultural technology changed gradually throughout the 1800's. It was not until the mid-1900's, during the mechanical and chemical revolution, when dramatic changes occured in agricultural technology. You can see how changes in technology greatly affected the way farmers farmed! Meet three farmers and learn about the different ways each farmed because of changes in agricultural technology!
One of the first white settlers of Knox County
|1830 The reaper, which made harvesting easier, was invented|
|1836 Cooper Industries in Mount Vernon, Ohio developed a steam engine for the reaper|
|1855 Two and four row planters were developed to plant more crops in a lesser amount of time|
|1875 Cooper Industries produces the first steam traction engine, later called a tractor|
What did these changes do to the way farmers farmed?