- Began: Between 11,500 & 6500 B.C. Worldwide
People often look at agriculture and want to hype up those who made massive contributions to it. This includes major names like John Deere, Eli Whitney, George Washington Carver, Cyrus McCormick, Fritz Haber, Norman Borlaug, Rachel Carson, and several others. In reality, these people truly do matter. However, we first had to invent agriculture for these people to make a difference in it.
That is why we feel “Agriculture” itself should be considered one of the world’s most important scientific breakthroughs. Before this, the Hunter/Gatherer Society was present. If you lacked small eatables, you’d have nothing if hunting wasn’t successful. This was when planting first came to be as well as farming overall. We kept and even bred animals in captivity, used their milk or eggs, and even slaughtered some for meat when needed. Without Farming or Agriculture, human life would not exist today.