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Extension Activities

  • Investigate local century farms - prepare interview questions for the farmer to discover how farming has changed throughout the family's history or listen to a recording of oral histories describing the agricultural developments on a family farm. Compile the information gathered and create a table top exhibit or a photo essay illustrating the changes through time.
  • Review nineteenth-century cookbooks, diary accounts, and marketing advertisements for evidence of technological developments in farming and food production.
  • Create an idea for a new tool or present a new technique that will help accomplish a farm chore more efficiently.
  • Recreate historical agricultural celebrations.
  • Ask a local Irrigation Specialists to visit with your class about different types of irrigation systems emphasizing the differences in water use and efficiency.