8 U.S. Presidents with Ag Connections

George Washington

George Washington

America’s first president began as a tobacco farmer before switching to grains in 1766.

He kept detailed notes about several ag topics, including planting records and economic viability assessments.

Washington’s home and museum in Mount Vernon, Va. is home to many of his ag artifacts, including a 16-sided barn he used for treading wheat. Livestock would walk over the wheat and their hooves would help separate the grain from the straw.

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