Farming in the Great Corn Belt: 200 Years of Challenges, Choices and Change (IL Bicentennial Speaker Series)


Information


Dates/Times:
8/19/2018, 2 pm - 4 pm

Admission:
Free

Contact:
217-782-7386


Location:
Illinois State Museum, 502 S. Spring St. Springfield, IL 62706

Description:
Presented by Don Meyer. Explore 200 years of farming from the arrival of the earliest settlers in Illinois and the decision-making, determination, hard work, adoption of machines & technology, and financial decisions of farm families that have brought us to the modern era of agriculture. Four “eras” of changes will provide the framework including the Western Frontier (1820s to 1850s), The Railroad Arrives (1850s to 1900), Information Age and Mechanization Advancement (1900-1945) and the Modern Era (post WW2 to present).