Tracing Farming Roots

Tracing Farming RootsIs your family involved in some aspect of farming either now or in the past? Agriculture includes
food and fiber production, processing, sales, farm equipment sales, and other areas close to
farming. Conduct research by interviewing family members to determine if any have been involved in
agriculture.

When you find the most recent generation, refer to the Ag Classroom timeline from the link above
and determine if the events identified on the timeline connect in some way to your family’s farming
experience. Or, you might identify other historical events that affected their agricultural
practices.

Write a short essay talking about the connection between your family’s experience and an historical
event from the timeline.

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