Located at the Ag Museum and running until mid May 2018, The Dirt on Tractors is a display of rare agriculture equipment that exemplifies the milestones of the development of the modern tractor. Intrinsically interesting and mechanically significant, each piece represents a major milestone in the development of the tractor, which harvested crops faster and more efficiently than their predecessors, farm animals, could.
As the 20th century unfolded, tractors quickly became the preferred source of power on American farms. One tractor replaced the work of approximately five horses. This single technology is one of the most important innovations in the history of agriculture, requiring fewer people to farm more acreage more efficiently.
In Ventura County, the mild climate, entrepreneurial spirit and abundant land conspired to create a thriving, necessary, job-creating industry. The County’s proud ranching and farming heritage is celebrated by this exhibit, and daily by the Agriculture Museum. This exhibit tells the story of agriculture, business, sustainability and the nutrition.