Farming<br />By Kyle Gutkowski<br />
Thesis<br />A greater understanding of the basics of farming will give the respect that farmers deserve while showing that...
Why Farming is Important<br />Farming is where all food starts<br />Farmers are the ones who raise livestock for food<br /...
Why I Choose Farming<br />Farming has always interested me because I’ve always wanted to do something that’s takes work<br...
Overview<br />Presentation<br />Early Farming<br />Modern Farming<br />Organic Foods<br />Safety<br />Application<br />Cla...
Early Farm Life<br />Family run<br />No breaks or holidays <br />The farm was their life<br />Many small farms<br />Goodri...
Farming equipment<br />Early farming was all done by hand tools<br />Also used animals <br />www.antiquefarming.com<br />
Modern Farming<br />Farms are bigger<br />Farms have hired workers<br />Still wake up early to do hard manual labor<br />	...
Common Crops<br />Sugar Cane				1,324 million metric tons<br />Maize (corn)			721 million metric tons<br />Wheat 					627 ...
Americans meat consumption <br />9.1 billion chickens<br />37.5 billion pounds<br />32.4 million cattle<br />26.6 billion ...
Modern Farming Equipment <br />Mostly done by technology<br />used for everything						Salatin, 56<br />
Organic farming<br />How something is considered organic<br />Began in the 1990’s<br />32.2 million hectares or 0.8 percen...
Problems for organic farming<br />Farms are much smaller<br />Organic foods are harder to grow<br />Harder to maintain<br ...
Pesticides<br />Pesticides are any substance that is used to prevent, destroy or repel any pest<br />www.verticalfarming.c...
Early use of pesticides <br />Used over 4000 years ago<br />Became popular in the 1950’s<br />DDT in the 1960’s<br />www.v...
Pesticides now<br />Many different types used for different plants and animals <br />Pesticides are classified by the orga...
Environmental problems with pesticides <br />About 95% of pesticides reach something other them the targeted plant or anim...
Why this matters<br />Pesticides in our water<br />Pollutes the ground<br />Kills more then just target<br />Organic plant...
Crop alteration<br />Modern technology has found was to alter some crops<br />allows crops to develop characterizes that b...
Early Farming Regulations<br />1938 child labor laws<br />1970 OSHA<br />www.osha.gov<br />
Modern farming regulations<br />OSHA is still a big part<br />Laws banning certain pesticides and limits the use of them<b...
Early livestock care<br />Livestock has been around as long as farms have<br />Used for their meat, milk and work<br />Goo...
Livestock today<br />Same uses just different methods<br />Steroids<br />Farms have much more animals <br />Goodrich, 11<b...
Popular livestock<br />Most popular livestock includes cows, pigs, chickens, goats<br />Used for meat, dairy, leather, woo...
Application<br />
For my application I attempted to hatch chicken eggs in an incubator, unfortunately not one egg hatched. That could be bec...
Candling an egg<br />Left is good egg. Right is bad egg<br />
1 Day Old Chicks<br />
2 weeks<br />
3 weeks<br />
4 weeks old<br />
6 weeks old<br />
8 weeks old<br />
Conclusion <br />I learned a lot in this project and also was surprised by how much I already knew. After this project I h...
Works Cited<br />Successful Small-Scale Farming: An Organic Approach (Down-To-Earth Book) by Karl Schwenke (Paperback - Ja...
The First Book of Farming by Charles Landon Goodrich (Hardcover - Aug 18, 2008)<br />http://www.amazon.com/Five-Acres-Inde...
www.antiquefarming.com<br />www.hobbyfarms.com/<br />www.farmingmagazine.com<br />www.farming.com<br />www.verticalfarm.co...
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  • Farmers grow many raw ingredients that are used in almost everything like wheat, sugar, and riceFarmers are also the ones who raise animals like cows, pigs, and chickens which are used for there meat
  • There used to be a lot of small farms that were all family run. They had no breaks because the farms needed attention everyday and the farm was the way to get food and money
  • Hoe cultivated the ground, pitchfork to move hay or straw, scathe, to cut the plants, flail used to separate the seeds from the rest of the plant Used animals for things like transportation and work
  • Farms are bigger because it it easier to maintain larger areas and transports materials to the crops/animals like water and food. One of the main changes in farming is how farms hire more people to work for them instead of keeping it family run.
  • Just Americas meat consumption in 2008
  • Used for cultivating, harvesting, loading. packaging
  • Has to be grown with strict regulations like no or limited use of synthetic materials and the use of biological pest control. Began in the 1990s and has grown rapidly.
  • Graph on organic food sales from 1997 to 2006 in millions of US dollarsIn ten years the sales of organic foods has gone up by over 13 million
  • Farms are smaller because organic plants need more attentionThey are harder to grow because they grow slower because they do not use steroidsThey are also harder to maintain because of weeds and insects and how the farmers can not use and pesticides to stop them
  • Pests include mosquitoes, bees, ants or any insect
  • 4000 years ago farmers used sulfur to kill pests and later used mercury and lead. The 1950’s was known as the pesticide era. DDT is a pesticide used in the 1960’s which is now banned by the Stockholm convention because I cause many bird eating birds to loose the ability to reproduce.
  • Different kinds of pesticides for all types of pests like bacteria and algae all the way to snails and rodents. Used to kill and control pest and prevent diseases for huma
  • Pollutes everything like air, water, soil, animals, and plantsThe air can carry the pesticides miles from the targeted area
  • Pesticides have been found in every major lake, river and stream in the USOn land, pesticides effect animals, plants and humansAlmost all pesticides will kill other plants or animals then just the one it is intended to killIf this stuff worries you then eat organic foods because they are grown without pesticides or steroids
  • Crops like vegetables and fruits are the most common to be alteredCan be altered to grow bigger, have more seeds, have some drought tolerance and resistant to pests
  • Child labor laws protected kids from over working and working in hazardous conditions. Occupational safely and health act protected workers from injury and death caused from the job
  • Graph showing how much OSHA is helping to prevent injuriesSince 2005 the injuries per 200,000 hours has gone done by over 1 person
  • OSHA is still used with new regulations to support the new equipmentThere are many laws saying what pesticides you can use and how much you can use
  • 15000 years ago,
  • The animals are still used for their meat and milk but no there is technology to speed up the process steroids make meat grow faster and make it cheaper pic of cow carousel where the cows are milked much faster then by hand
  • All 4 were domesticated before 5000 B.C
  • Graph on how much different states spend on animals grazingLighter state have less grazing and darker states have more grazingTexas spends more then 20,000,000 on land management practices
  • To candle an egg you hold the egg tight in your hands and shine light threw the egg
  • Pic when the chicks were 1 day old
  • You can see how they are growing because they are getting taller and there feathers are coming in
  • A lot more feathers and standing taller
  • All adult feathers, able to stay outside
  • SGP Farming

    1. 1. Farming<br />By Kyle Gutkowski<br />
    2. 2. Thesis<br />A greater understanding of the basics of farming will give the respect that farmers deserve while showing that it takes a lot of work to put food on the table. <br />
    3. 3. Why Farming is Important<br />Farming is where all food starts<br />Farmers are the ones who raise livestock for food<br />www.hobbyfarms.com<br />
    4. 4. Why I Choose Farming<br />Farming has always interested me because I’ve always wanted to do something that’s takes work<br />I work at the Nor-View farm as a farm laborer where I keep the farm clean and running while keeping the animals feed and safe<br />
    5. 5. Overview<br />Presentation<br />Early Farming<br />Modern Farming<br />Organic Foods<br />Safety<br />Application<br />Class Activity<br />
    6. 6. Early Farm Life<br />Family run<br />No breaks or holidays <br />The farm was their life<br />Many small farms<br />Goodrich, 18-25<br />
    7. 7. Farming equipment<br />Early farming was all done by hand tools<br />Also used animals <br />www.antiquefarming.com<br />
    8. 8. Modern Farming<br />Farms are bigger<br />Farms have hired workers<br />Still wake up early to do hard manual labor<br /> Goodrich, 27 <br />
    9. 9. Common Crops<br />Sugar Cane 1,324 million metric tons<br />Maize (corn) 721 million metric tons<br />Wheat 627 million metric tons<br />Rice 605 million metric tons<br />
    10. 10. Americans meat consumption <br />9.1 billion chickens<br />37.5 billion pounds<br />32.4 million cattle<br />26.6 billion pounds<br />116.5 million hogs<br />23.3 billion pounds <br />http://www.meatami.com/ht/d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465<br />
    11. 11. Modern Farming Equipment <br />Mostly done by technology<br />used for everything Salatin, 56<br />
    12. 12. Organic farming<br />How something is considered organic<br />Began in the 1990’s<br />32.2 million hectares or 0.8 percent of the worlds farming<br />Fossel, 14<br />
    13. 13.
    14. 14. Problems for organic farming<br />Farms are much smaller<br />Organic foods are harder to grow<br />Harder to maintain<br />Fossel, 15<br />
    15. 15. Pesticides<br />Pesticides are any substance that is used to prevent, destroy or repel any pest<br />www.verticalfarming.com<br />
    16. 16. Early use of pesticides <br />Used over 4000 years ago<br />Became popular in the 1950’s<br />DDT in the 1960’s<br />www.verticalfarming.com<br />
    17. 17. Pesticides now<br />Many different types used for different plants and animals <br />Pesticides are classified by the organism that they target <br />www.verticalfarming.com<br />
    18. 18. Environmental problems with pesticides <br />About 95% of pesticides reach something other them the targeted plant or animal<br />Pesticides can get carried by the air and pollute anything including water <br />www.verticalfarming.com<br />
    19. 19. Why this matters<br />Pesticides in our water<br />Pollutes the ground<br />Kills more then just target<br />Organic plants<br />
    20. 20. Crop alteration<br />Modern technology has found was to alter some crops<br />allows crops to develop characterizes that better benefit people <br />Goodrich, 32<br />
    21. 21. Early Farming Regulations<br />1938 child labor laws<br />1970 OSHA<br />www.osha.gov<br />
    22. 22.
    23. 23.
    24. 24. Modern farming regulations<br />OSHA is still a big part<br />Laws banning certain pesticides and limits the use of them<br />www.osha.gov<br />
    25. 25. Early livestock care<br />Livestock has been around as long as farms have<br />Used for their meat, milk and work<br />Goodrich, 9<br />
    26. 26. Livestock today<br />Same uses just different methods<br />Steroids<br />Farms have much more animals <br />Goodrich, 11<br />
    27. 27. Popular livestock<br />Most popular livestock includes cows, pigs, chickens, goats<br />Used for meat, dairy, leather, wool, and transportation Goodrich, 11<br />
    28. 28.
    29. 29. Application<br />
    30. 30. For my application I attempted to hatch chicken eggs in an incubator, unfortunately not one egg hatched. That could be because of many things like the temperature was off by a degree or two or the egg was not fertilized<br />So instead I order three, one day old chicks. Two hens and one rooster. They are all Easter eggers because of the colors of the eggs they lay <br />
    31. 31. Candling an egg<br />Left is good egg. Right is bad egg<br />
    32. 32. 1 Day Old Chicks<br />
    33. 33. 2 weeks<br />
    34. 34. 3 weeks<br />
    35. 35. 4 weeks old<br />
    36. 36. 6 weeks old<br />
    37. 37. 8 weeks old<br />
    38. 38.
    39. 39.
    40. 40. Conclusion <br />I learned a lot in this project and also was surprised by how much I already knew. After this project I have a lot more respect for the people that do this for a living because I understand how hard it is to live as a farmer. I also have more respect for the things we have because there is so much that needs to happen in order to put food on the table.<br />
    41. 41. Works Cited<br />Successful Small-Scale Farming: An Organic Approach (Down-To-Earth Book) by Karl Schwenke (Paperback - Jan 4, 1991)<br />Hobby Farming For Dummies by Theresa A. Husarik (Paperback - Aug 11, 2008)<br />Making Your Small Farm Profitable: Apply 25 Guiding Principles/Develop New Crops & New Markets/Maximize Net Profits Per Acre by Ron Macher and Howard W. Kerr (Paperback - Jan 10, 1999)<br />Farming: A Hand Book by Wendell Berry (Paperback - Mar 1971)<br />Organic Farming: Everything You Need to Know by Peter V. Fossel (Paperback - May 15, 2007)<br />You Can Farm: The Entrepreneur's Guide to Start & Succeed in a Farming Enterprise by Joel F. Salatin (Paperback - Jun 1, 1998)<br />John Deere: Hobby Farm: How to Create and Maintain Your Hobby Farm or Great Estate by Kristen Hampshire (Paperback - Dec 15, 2008)<br />
    42. 42. The First Book of Farming by Charles Landon Goodrich (Hardcover - Aug 18, 2008)<br />http://www.amazon.com/Five-Acres-Independence-Handbook-Management/dp/0486209741/ref=sr_1_10?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257941480&sr=1-10<br />Five Acres and Independence: A Handbook for Small Farm Management by Maurice G. Kains and J. E. Oldfield (Paperback - Jan 1, 1973)<br />http://www.amazon.com/Small-Scale-Livestock-Farming-Sustainability/dp/1580171621/ref=sr_1_11?ie=UTF8&s=books&qid=1257941480&sr=1-11<br />Small Scale Livestock Farming: A Grass-Based Approach for Health, Sustainability, and Profit by Carol Ekarius (Paperback - Jan 10, 1999)<br />
    43. 43. www.antiquefarming.com<br />www.hobbyfarms.com/<br />www.farmingmagazine.com<br />www.farming.com<br />www.verticalfarm.com<br /><ul><li>http://www.meatami.com/ht/d/sp/i/47465/pid/47465</li></li></ul><li>Pictures<br />knightsbridgeinvest.com<br />canalefarms.com<br />pyagri.gov.cn<br />orphanageemmanuel.com<br />ksax.com<br />thebsreport.wordpress.com<br />roamingtimes.com<br />kimointernational.org<br />kimointernational.org<br />amishexperience.com<br />grit.com<br />cambodiawindow.com<br />nontoxsoapbox.com<br />jennyreviews.com<br />safetynewsalert.com<br />wishlantern.com<br />

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