Sarah Hanna2/19/19The FarmWith all the uses of corn, farms like the Naylor farm are critical for all types of commercial products and food yet many do not know where their food came from. One nameless citizen visited the Naylor farm to answer that question and discover where the items that keep him alive come from. The visitor became acquainted with some of the daily tasks and chores of the farm. He came to discover the history and evolution of farming.Early settlers were drawn to the Midwest because of the fertile soil and prospect of land and wealth. A farm back then was used to put food on the table and feed the livestock of the family. There were many farms and farmers because each one was self-sufficient. They grew a variety of crops including corn, carrel, hogs, apples, hay, oats, potatoes, grapes, and pears to name a few. The human population in the corn belt was much higher, having decreased since corn became to take up so much landscape. Today one farm will feed 129 people, and those farmers struggle to put food on their own table. The landscape has drastically changed, animals were moved inside, and the winds began to blow on the soil with no protection. Corn and the tractor were the instigator for this major agricultural shift. Corn became a central a crop because of its multi propose, cheap cost, and large harvest. It dominated
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