Past
The early beginnings of Whittamore’s Farm started when Henry Lapp settled a 200-acre plot next to the Rouge River Valley in Markham, Ontario (northeast of Toronto) in 1804. As a market gardener in Richmond Hill, Ont., Frank J. Whittamore sold vegetables door-to-door in the Yonge and St. Clair area from the 1920s through to the 1950s.
Over the course of more than 150 years, Woodwynn Farms has seen many transformations. Today, it not only remains a productive farm but also harnesses the therapeutic benefits of working on the land.
Nova Scotia berry grower Greg Webster believes that the four main factors influencing berry crop success are variety selection, field management, irrigation technology developments and pest management.
While most young men in the early 1900s were likely dreaming about driving a Model-T Ford, Norman M. Bartlett was thinking in an inventive way.
The 2015 drought in Alberta and Saskatchewan is part of a thousand-year history of recurring Prairie droughts. That history includes multi-year and even multi-decade droughts. If you overlay that difficult past with a warmer and possibly drier future, what might that mean for Prairie agriculture?
As livestock became more important to the rural economy in the late 1800s and early 1900s, the Ontario Veterinary College (OVC) evolved to service the needs of both animals and people.
Do the words “mouldboard plough” mean anything to you? Farming practices have changed significantly in the last 150 years. See how much we’ve grown.
Have you heard of a hopper-dozer? Back then, farmers used all sorts of techniques to protect their crops. We’ve come a long way.
There was no automated farming equipment available 150 years ago and absolutely everything had to be done by hand. Watch the video for more!
How much time does a combine harvester save the average farmer today compared to 150 years ago? Watch the video for more!
My association with Canadian poultry breeding began early in 1967, when I moved from an academic position at Wye College – then the agricultural school of England’s London University – to working at Shaver Poultry Breeding Farms Ltd., as research co-ordinator. 
In the past, disease management in field crops was largely based on major gene resistance and the use of fungicides.
Take a glance into the past with the Ag150 photo gallery - a number of archived photographs that span past decades and depict farming operations from across the country. 
Explore the past 150 years in agriculture with the Ag150 timeline! 

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