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Farming 100 Years Ago

  • Anoka County Historical Society 2135 THIRD AVE N ANOKA (map)

Agriculture has changed substantially over the past 100 years. Tractors were just beginning to come into common use and nearly every farm was organic. With World War I dominating the 1910s, producing more with less became paramount. Today, farming looks much different, but agriculture faces similar problems: a depleted workforce, a need for education, and a rapid advancement of technology.

Join us as we welcome presenter Brandon Gierach, a volunteer at the Plymouth Historical Society and a former history teacher, to explore the past and see how it applies to our futures. Light refreshments will be served.

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Image from the ACHS collections, Farm tractor on farm in St. Francis area, ca early 1930's. Man on right is Oscar Swanson, man on tractor is Billy Milliman. (object ID 383.1.03)