Fact • It is estimated that in 1930, one farmer could produce enough food to feed 9.5 people. • Today it is estimated that one farmer can produce enough food to feed over 100 people.
Journal Questions Why do you think more people live in cities and towns today then farms? Why do you think modern farmers can produce more food then farmers in 1840? Remember – write in complete sentences
The Agricultural Revolution • Occurred approximately from the 18th through the 19th centuries • Started in England • New farming systems introduced including • land enclosures • land reclamation • selective breeding of animals
Next Time • We’ll learn about the Industrial Revolution
Sources Infomation • “A History of American Agriculture 1776-1990.” retrieved 22 Feb 2008 <http://inventors.about.com/library/inventors/blfarm4.htm> • “A History of American Agriculture” retrieved 22 Feb 2008 <http://www.agclassroom.org/gan/timeline/farm_tech.htm> • BBC – History – Agricultural Revolution in England. Retrieved 25 Feb 2008 <http://www.bbc.co.uk/history/british/empire_seapower/agricultural_revolution_02.shtml> Images • Four Field Crop Rotation <http://www.baap.lt/codes_gap/lithuania/pictures/pav2-5.gif>