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Timelines in the Development of Agricultural and Biological Engineering

Carl W. Hall, ASABE Fellow and past president, has combed the literature to gather together 1,332 notable landmarks and firsts in the history of machines, implements, apparatus, processes, and organizations related to agricultural and biological engineering, particularly in the US and Canada. The resulting timelines help place in perspective the growth of agricultural and biological
engineering.

Want an interesting tidbit to spice up a presentation? Potato chips were first made by George Crumb, in New York in 1853. The first
state license to practice engineering was issued in Wyoming in 1907. When did the number of tractors on US farms exceed the number of mules and horses for the first time? 1954.

Acknowledgements, Preface, Abbreviations

Part 1. Timeline in the Development of Agricultural Tractors and Power Units

Part 2. Timeline in the Development of Agricultural Field Implements, Related Apparatus, and Equipment

Part 3. Timeline in the Development of Farmstead, Electrification, and Processing Equipment

Part 4. Timeline in the Development of Home and Household Items

Part 5. Timeline in the Development of Organizations and Related Topics

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