Agriculture Summary

Everything you need to understand or teach Agriculture.

  • 4 Student Essays
  • 10 Encyclopedia Articles
  • ...and more

Study Pack

The Agriculture Study Pack contains:

Encyclopedia Articles (10)

1,183 words, approx. 4 pages
Agriculture Agriculture is a vast industry that includes plant and animal production, comprehensive support and infrastructure systems, and food and fiber processing. Key application areas of computer... Read more
1,161 words, approx. 4 pages
Agriculture The shift from small, independent family farms to fewer, larger farms that rely heavily upon capital and technology began in 1793 with the invention of the cotton gin. The cotton gin enabl... Read more
1,958 words, approx. 7 pages
Agriculture, History Of The history of agriculture (the production of food by plant cultivation and animal husbandry and control of productivity) can be organized around several themes (such as time, ... Read more
1,078 words, approx. 4 pages
Agriculture, Modern During the latter half of the twentieth century, what is known today as modern agriculture was very successful in meeting a growing demand for food by the world's population... Read more
9,564 words, approx. 32 pages
Agriculture AGRICULTURE, the cultivation of plants for food and other ends, as opposed to the use of plants as they grow naturally in man's environment, is a rather recent phenomenon if conside... Read more
1,585 words, approx. 6 pages
Feeding an Expanding World Overview The heavy plows needed to productively till the heavy soil of northern Europe's fertile valleys were not widely adopted until the Middle Ages, when the breed... Read more
3,144 words, approx. 11 pages
The Industrialization of Agriculture Overview Agricultural technology changed more dramatically in the 1700s than at any time since the introduction of draft animals millennia before. Mechanized plant... Read more
515 words, approx. 2 pages
Agriculture Agriculture is the art and science of cultivating the soil, growing and harvesting crops, and raising livestock for human use. The word agriculture comes from the Latin words agermeaning a... Read more
3,557 words, approx. 12 pages
Agriculture The earliest human inhabitants of the earth were hunters and gatherers. Under favorable conditions they required at least 1.5 square kilometers to provide food for one person, and in harsh... Read more
3,104 words, approx. 11 pages
Agriculture Agriculture, the deliberate raising of plants and animals to enhance and secure food production, evolved in the Near East about 10,000 years ago. It was this transition from hunting-gather... Read more