Since ancient history, man has manipulated the land to improve growing conditions and increase crop productivity. The earliest techniques of plowing are thought to have started with handheld digging sticks and over thousands of years evolved into the modern-day high-tech machines and implements seen in our local fields today. Good Earth: Tilling the Soil looks back at soil preparation techniques from the late 1800’s to the mid-1900’s in Ventura County and explores the museum’s impressive collection of antique local plows, cultipackers, harrows, subsoilers and cultivators. Visitors will discover the local history of farm implement manufacturers with factories in Oxnard that were instrumental in the development of the exhibit items on display.
Good Earth: Tilling the Soil opens Sat., May 26 will be on display through November 25. The Ag Museum is open 10 a.m. to 4 p.m., Wednesday through Sunday. For more information call (805) 653-0323 ext. 308.
Join speaker Steven Donovan as he Presents Talk on History of Land Preparation at Ag Museum on the opening day of the exhibit.
This exhibit is generously supported by Farm Credit West