Farming has been important to New Hampshire for centuries. It was how people earned their living and supported their families. Farm life shaped the culture here. People organized their lives around the effort to raise crops and produce agricultural goods.
As you learn about farming in New Hampshire during this period, keep in mind the following questions:
- How has farming changed in New Hampshire from the colonial period to industrialization?
- How did the changes in farming from the 1600s to the 1900s reflect economic changes?
- How did changes on the farm change people’s lives?