Before 1790, agriculture was a family run business. Information on “How to grow crops” and “Hoe to do Animal husbandry” was handed down Father to Son. But in 1790 that all changed when Oxford University, in Oxford, England, established Professorship of Rural Agriculture.
Professorship of Rural Agriculture
Oxford University, in Oxford, England
- Agriculture, Department of – University of Oxford – PDF
There was no systematic instruction in Agriculture at the University until 1908 … School of Rural Economy was established and the first full time Professor of …
- Agricultural Production and Environmental History – Oxford Handbooks
The traditional focus of agricultural history has been the study of rural landscapes, societies, and economies, as well as agricultural production and technologies.