Farming in the Great Corn Belt: 200 Years of Challenges, Choices & Changes

When

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Where

Illinois State Museum, Thorne Deuel Auditorium, 502 S Spring Street, Springfield, Illinois

Time

2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

What

The Academy of Lifelong Learning at Lincoln Land Community College has partnered with the Illinois State Museum to offer this seminar 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 (1820’s to 1850’s), The Railroad Arrives (1850’s to 1900), Information Age and Mechanization Advancement (1900-1945) and the Modern Era (post WW2 to present).

Cost of Admission: $Free

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