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Farming Simulation 1872-1874. Farming Families. Homesteader -farmer who received free land if you live the land for 3 years Tenant Farmer -(RENTS) resides on and farms land owned by a landlord Sharecropper -tenant farmer who gives a share of the crops raised to the landlord in lieu of rent .

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farming families
Farming Families

Homesteader-farmer who received free land if you live the land for 3 years

Tenant Farmer-(RENTS) resides on and farms land owned by a landlord

Sharecropper-tenant farmer who gives a share of the crops raised to the landlord in lieu of rent.

directions
Directions

Each “FAMILY” has $1500 to cover various expenses on a 160 Acre Farm

-As a “FAMILY,” you will decide the number of acres to plant particular crops and/or which livestock to raise for the first year

***BOTH IN UNITS OF 10 (MULTIPLE TIMES 10)

Ex: 16 Acres of Barley times $2 (add Zero)- $320

7 Cattle times $10 (add Zero)- $700

-At the end of each year, I will present the Investment return for each crop or livestock

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Cotton

Tobacco

Corn 

Barley

RYE

Rye

Gus Gus

Whheattt

Dolly

Dexter

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1872

Barley 1.5

Corn 2

Cotton 1

Oats 2

Rye 2

Tobacco 2

Wheat 1.5

Cattle 2

Pigs 1.5

Sheep 1.5

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1873

Barley 1.5

Corn 1.5

Cotton 1.5

Oats 1.5

Rye 1.5

Tobacco 2

Wheat 1.5

Cattle 2

Pigs 1

Sheep 1

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1874

Barley 1.5

Corn 1.5

Cotton 1

Oats 1

Rye 1

Tobacco 1

Wheat 1.5

Cattle 2

Pigs 1

Sheep 1.5

discussion questions
Discussion Questions
  • You started with $1500 in capital in 1872. After three years, has your capital increased or declined?
  • Provide evidence to the simple claim:
    • Farming is difficult…

2. Given the prevalence (frequency) of growing debt, how does the family survive?

3. How could the farm cut its costs?

4. How could the farm family raise additional income?