Cion and root united during the grafting process.

Root grafting

Cion and root united during the grafting process.

The grafting process complete (reduced in size)

Roof grafting

The grafting process complete (reduced in size)

An image of a crop of grain.

Grain

An image of a crop of grain.

Field of grain.

Grain

Field of grain.

A Swedish grain cart.

Swedish grain cart

A Swedish grain cart.

Grain drill about 1900.

Grain drill

Grain drill about 1900.

Awlnless brome grass, native to Russia.

Awnless brome grass

Awlnless brome grass, native to Russia.

A tall, tufted grass. It is adapted to deep, rich soils, as it roots deeply, yet it grows on poor soils to some extent. It is often desirable in a pasture mixture. The high price of seed and the seed adulteration seem to be the chief causes for its limited use.

Orchard grass

A tall, tufted grass. It is adapted to deep, rich soils, as it roots deeply, yet it grows on poor soils…

A man milling corn by hand with a gristmill.

Gristmill

A man milling corn by hand with a gristmill.

Lath tree guard

Guard

Lath tree guard

Wire and post tree guard

Guard

Wire and post tree guard

A hand-box which protects plants from wind and water running into it.

Hand-box

A hand-box which protects plants from wind and water running into it.

A cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil

Agricultural Harrow

A cultivator that pulverizes or smooths the soil

A disc-harrow.

Disc harrow

A disc-harrow.

A smoothing harrow, which is a good tool for killing weeds and fitting land

Smoothing harrow

A smoothing harrow, which is a good tool for killing weeds and fitting land

A spring-tooth harrow, particularly useful on stony land.

Spring-tooth harrow

A spring-tooth harrow, particularly useful on stony land.

An illustration of a man hauling cotton.

Hauling Cotton

An illustration of a man hauling cotton.

Also known as pilosella aurantiaca, or Devil's Paintbrush. It is native to the alpine regions of central and southern Europe. It is considered a noxious weed.

Orange Hawkweed

Also known as pilosella aurantiaca, or Devil's Paintbrush. It is native to the alpine regions of central…

Hay loader.

Hay loader

Hay loader.

An illustration of a wagon covered with hay.

Hay Wagon

An illustration of a wagon covered with hay.

A fixed trap that fish can easily find their way into, but cannot easily find their way out. This particular weir pictured controls the channel between islands and is common along the coast of Maine.

Herring Weir

A fixed trap that fish can easily find their way into, but cannot easily find their way out. This particular…

A safe method of hitching a horse to a tree.

Hitching

A safe method of hitching a horse to a tree.

A typical single-wheel hoe and cultivator, 1919.

Hoe and cultivator

A typical single-wheel hoe and cultivator, 1919.

A typical double-wheel hoe and cultivator for straddling the rows, 1919.

Hoe and cultivator

A typical double-wheel hoe and cultivator for straddling the rows, 1919.

Martin's one-row horse hoe used in agriculture.

Horse Hoe

Martin's one-row horse hoe used in agriculture.

Hollyhock rust on the under side of a leaf.

Hollyhock Rust

Hollyhock rust on the under side of a leaf.

A simple hotbed.

Hotbed

A simple hotbed.

A hotbed with manure on top of the ground

Hotbed

A hotbed with manure on top of the ground

"Hotbeds may be heated by means of either steam or hot water. They can be piped from the heater in a dwelling-house or greenhouse." — Baily, 1898

Pipe-heated hotbed

"Hotbeds may be heated by means of either steam or hot water. They can be piped from the heater in a…

Parallel runs of hotbeds with racks for holding sashes.

Hotbeds

Parallel runs of hotbeds with racks for holding sashes.

Husker and shredder.

Husker and shredder

Husker and shredder.

A nurseryman's wooden label

Label

A nurseryman's wooden label

Cornell tree label

Label

Cornell tree label

Zinc tree label

Label

Zinc tree label

A stem girdled by the label wire

Label

A stem girdled by the label wire

"Has a large wire loop, with a coil to allow the expansion of the limb." — Baily, 1898

Tree label

"Has a large wire loop, with a coil to allow the expansion of the limb." — Baily, 1898

Rotary lawn mowers were not developed until there were small enough and powerful enough to run the blades at high speed.

Rotary Lawn Mower

Rotary lawn mowers were not developed until there were small enough and powerful enough to run the blades…

A lister, used for planting corn in semi-arid regions.

Lister

A lister, used for planting corn in semi-arid regions.

"The locusts come down in swarms of millions from the warm lands of southern Brazil. There are so many of them at times that they shut out the sunlight like a storm cloud." —Carpenter, 1902

Locust

"The locusts come down in swarms of millions from the warm lands of southern Brazil. There are so many…

Machine planter about 1900.

Machine planter

Machine planter about 1900.

Machine consisting of a suction apparatus for milking cows mechanically

Milking Machine

Machine consisting of a suction apparatus for milking cows mechanically

This invention relates to agricultural planters and more particularly to planters for crops planted in rows.

Riding Lister Machine

This invention relates to agricultural planters and more particularly to planters for crops planted…

The thrashing machine was a machine first invented for use in agriculture. Originally invented for the separation of grain from stalks and husks.

Thrashing Machine

The thrashing machine was a machine first invented for use in agriculture. Originally invented for the…

A man using a cultivator in a field.

Man using a cultivator

A man using a cultivator in a field.

A manure spreader in operation. The manure was pitched from the stable to the spreader, handled only once.

Manure spreader

A manure spreader in operation. The manure was pitched from the stable to the spreader, handled only…

F farmer spreading manure with a shovel in a field.

Spreading manure

F farmer spreading manure with a shovel in a field.

A farmer spreading manure firectly from atop a wagon.

Spreading manure from a wagon

A farmer spreading manure firectly from atop a wagon.

Cyrus Hall McCormick's first reaper pulled by two horses

Cyrus Hall McCormick

Cyrus Hall McCormick's first reaper pulled by two horses

(1809-1884) American inventor of the first reaping machine and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine Company.

Cyrus Hall McCormick

(1809-1884) American inventor of the first reaping machine and founder of the McCormick Harvesting Machine…

An illustration of two men operating a plow.

Men Plowing

An illustration of two men operating a plow.

A poster with facts and images of France during the Middle Ages.

Middle Ages

A poster with facts and images of France during the Middle Ages.

A middle-buster for cotton fields.

Middle-buster

A middle-buster for cotton fields.

A machine used to separate immature seeds from wheat, oats, rye, barley, and other grains. This diagram shows the process of how the machine works.

Diagram of a Fanning Mill

A machine used to separate immature seeds from wheat, oats, rye, barley, and other grains. This diagram…

"Argent, a millrind, gules. MILLRIND. The iron placed in the centre of a grindstone to protect the hole in the centre from the action of the axis; it is a charge frequently borne on escutcheons of persons connected with agriculture." -Hall, 1862

Millrind

"Argent, a millrind, gules. MILLRIND. The iron placed in the centre of a grindstone to protect the hole…

While the Federal "Land Grant Act of 1862" mandated a college structure at the University in Columbia, the southwest Missouri region demanded offerings at Missouri State University. Dramatic changes have occurred since 1906 in the food, fiber and renewable resource industry of agriculture.

Missouri State University

While the Federal "Land Grant Act of 1862" mandated a college structure at the University in Columbia,…

"Monkeys appear to have been trained to assist in gathering fruit; and the Egyptians represent them in the sculptures handing down figs from the trees to the gardeners below; but, as might be expected, these animals amply repaid themselves for the labor imposed upon them, and the artist has not failed to show how much more they consulted their own wishes than those of their employers." — Goodrich, 1844

Fruit Gathering Monkeys

"Monkeys appear to have been trained to assist in gathering fruit; and the Egyptians represent them…

The Great Seal of the State of Montana. The seal shows Montana and a shovel, pick, and plow symbolizing agriculture. The state motto is 'Oro y Plata' meaning "Gold and Silver."

Seal of Montana

The Great Seal of the State of Montana. The seal shows Montana and a shovel, pick, and plow symbolizing…

A mower used for cutting hay.

Mower

A mower used for cutting hay.

Wild mustard the proper size for spraying.

Wild mustard

Wild mustard the proper size for spraying.

"Meat cuts from a sheep. 1, neck; 2, chuck; 3, shoulder; 4, loin; 5, flank; 6, leg." -Foster, 1921

Mutton

"Meat cuts from a sheep. 1, neck; 2, chuck; 3, shoulder; 4, loin; 5, flank; 6, leg." -Foster, 1921