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Life on the Farm @ Uxbridge Public Library | Uxbridge | Ontario | Canada
LIFE ON THE FARM: YOUR ANCESTOR’S PLACE IN ONTARIO AGRICULTURE Meeting of Uxbridge Genealogy Group We often think of farming as a traditional occupation—something that hasn’t really changed much. But that is not and was[...]
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Life on the Farm

When:
May 16, 2019 @ 7:00 pm
2019-05-16T19:00:00-04:00
2019-05-16T19:15:00-04:00
Where:
Uxbridge Public Library
9 Toronto St S
Uxbridge, ON L9P 1P3
Canada
Cost:
Free
Life on the Farm @ Uxbridge Public Library | Uxbridge | Ontario | Canada

LIFE ON THE FARM: YOUR ANCESTOR’S PLACE IN ONTARIO AGRICULTURE

Meeting of Uxbridge Genealogy Group
We often think of farming as a traditional occupation—something that hasn’t really changed much. But that is not and was never the case. Farmers had to react and adapt to changing conditions like climate, technology, economics, new markets and new competitors. Some farmers did more than adapt. They set out to be the most productive by innovating with new techniques and processes, products, and marketing. Farm journals and business records survive in many archives. Farmers may have had help and encouragement along the way from agricultural associations, community groups, government agencies, or private patrons. Digitization of many of the records of these pro-agriculture organizations has made them a viable source to help us understand the changes that were happening around our farming ancestors—and whether they were leading the way or following the pack.

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