Learn about Modern Farm Equipment with Casey & Friends! A Year on the Farm introduces children to the world of modern farming, showing the tractors, combines and other equipment needed to plant and harvest crops.
Filled with photographs of equipment at work and a cast of illustrated characters including Casey the farmer and Tillus the worm, and a whole team of equipment characters.
Casey and her farm equipment friends teach readers about the different jobs a farmer does each season.
Children will learn that modern farming involves planning for the farm year, reacting to the weather and working hard as a team.
The day-to-day business of growing and harvesting crops for food is brought to dramatic life in this Nebraska Children’s Agriculture Book of the Year as children see farmers and their machinery hard at work.
Farmers lifted and hauled, cut and chopped, plowed and planted, waters and mowed by hand or with horses and simple equipment — until the first tractor appeared.
Now there are tractors with eight wheels and tires big enough to stand in, skid steers with buckets for lifting, and sprayers that look like huge prehistoric birds, as well as many other modern computerized farming machines.
Here’s a look at farm machinery in the modern age.
The Peterson family farm is one hundred years old and about to enter a new century.
Here, in wonderful family anecdotes, the author shares the story of the farm as it grew from a barn and house and granary in the 1890s to a thriving dairy farm in the 1990s.
Over the past hundred years many things on the farm have changed, but many things have stayed the same. There is still one family working together to make the farm a viable business.
There is still one kitchen where cookies are baked and meals are cooked to feed family and friends and those who help on the farm.
Filled with photos selected from a century’s worth of family albums as well as dramatic shots from recent years, this NCSS/CBC Notable Social Studies Trade Book provides a glimpse into the past and the future of one American family farm.
Farms are busy places throughout the year. Animals are born, fields are plowed and planted, and crops are harvested. The winters are quiet, but there are always chores to be done, and soon spring will come again.
This new edition of a popular favorite has been vetted by an agricultural scientist and includes updated farming procedures and shows new safety equipment for family farms.
Packed with images and information, this brand-new tour of farm machines, farm animals, and farm life will transport children right to the field and the barn as they expand their vocabulary and understanding of where their food comes from.