The decline of the farm and the rise of technology

The number of farms across the state has steadily declined over the last fifty years.  In the 1940’s there were 250,000 farms in Georgia; today there are only 40,000.  Many of today’s farmers use technology to raise more on a single acre than their grandparents did years ago.  This “Agriculture and Technology” video not only demonstrates changes in farming methods over the years, but also shows how today’s farmers incorporate satellite GPS systems into their farming.

Farmers also contributed to one other important crop:  suburbs.  As roads and transportation improved, farmland gave way to subdivisions.