Agriscience Applications

  • Cotton Gin

    Eli Whitney invented the cotton gin to transform cotton to a usable product by removing the cottonseed from the cotton fiber.
  • Soil Improvement and Crop Rotation

    George Washington Carver developed crop rotations and the use of legumes(plants that "make" their own nitrogen, ie. peanuts) to significantly improve soil fertility in the U.S, south
  • Iron Plow

    Thomas Jefferson inventor of the first iron plow.
  • Grain Reaper

    Cyrus McCormick invented the reaper to save labor in cutting wheat, oats, and similar crops.
  • Seed Planter

    Invented by Henry Blair.
  • Cotton Planter

    Also invented by Henry Blair.
  • Steel Moldboard Plow

    John Deere improved the iron plow by inventing the steel moldboard plow.
  • Corn Picker

    Edmund Quincy
  • Barbed Wire

    Joseph Glidden
  • Milking Machine

    Anna Baldwin
  • Perishable Food Preservation

    Thomas Elkins
  • Tractor

    Ben Holt
  • Smith-Hughes Act was established.

  • FFA was born!

  • Creed adopted.

  • FFA recieved a Federal Charter from Congress.

  • FFA and NFA merged.

  • Girls became allowed to be in FFA for the first time.

  • Gene Gun

    John Sanford
  • Name change.

  • Robotic Milking Machines

  • GPS Technology