Word of the Day


Mechanization – is the process of changing from working largely or exclusively by hand or with animals to doing that work with machinery.


Mechanized agriculture – is the process of using agricultural machinery to mechanize the work of agriculture, greatly increasing farm worker productivity. In modern times, powered machinery has replaced many farm jobs formerly carried out by manual labor or by working animals such as oxen, horses and mules.





David and I use a tiller, have an electric pump for our well, and drive a truck to market. We do not plow by oxen, hand carry water to our fields or drive a horse and wagon to town. We run a small farm and although we do a lot by hand we are mechanized.  Any farmer who has a tractor that pulls several different pieces of equipment such as a plough and a device for laying down plastic mulch is mechanized.