Why are agricultural machinery and equipment important?
•Agricultural machinery and equipment help
farmers produce the goods that consumers
want and need.
•Without the proper machinery and
equipment, farmers would not be efficient
enough to provide the food, clothing, and
shelter that we need.
•Hundreds of years ago, the population was
made up of primarily farmers and ranchers.
•Now, a very small percent of the population is
responsible for producing the food and fiber
•Machinery and equipment allow this to be
•Because of the high technology with
machinery and equipment, in some countries
one farmer produces enough food to feed
over 100 people.
•Using power only from humans or horses
would not produce nearly this amount.
•Machinery and equipment reduce the amount
of hard labor needed for farmers to do their
•Jobs are easier and take less time when
machinery and equipment are used.
•Machinery and equipment also help farmers
produce larger amounts of higher quality
livestock and grain products.