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Plowing with a six-horse and mule hitch, 1925

Plowing with a six-horse and mule hitch, 1925

Title

Plowing with a six-horse and mule hitch, 1925

Description

A demonstration of plowing with a six-horse and mule hitch, a technique that reduces side draft and increases efficiency. A large gathering of men are on both sides of the furrow as the driver plows ahead toward the end of the field on the image right.
The history of the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences begins with the founding of the Iowa Agricultural College and Model Farm in 1858, with classes beginning in 1869. As a land-grant institution, Iowa State was founded primarily to provide practical education in agriculture and the mechanic arts. Through the years, agriculture courses and short courses have focused on agricultural engineering, agronomy, animal husbandry, dairying, forestry, and horticulture. In the 21st century, the focus is on animal and the plant sciences, biotechnology life sciences, sustainability, and global development.

Creator

Iowa State University

Source

9-7-M.AgriculturalMachinery.561-7-5

Publisher

Iowa State University Library Special Collections; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/index.html

Date

1925
2005-08-05

Rights

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Relation

University Photographs; http://www.add.lib.iastate.edu/spcl/collections/images.html

Format

Photograph
25.1 x 15.9 cm

Type

Still Image (grayscale)
Image

Identifier

9-7-M.AgriculturalMachinery.561-7-5
http://cdm16001.contentdm.oclc.org/cdm/ref/collection/p15031coll15/id/555