Digital Collection

History Sandwiched In: Early Finger Lakes Agriculture

March 31st, 2022

Historic Geneva Educator Anne Dealy surveys the development of agriculture in the Finger Lakes from the early years of Anglo-American settlement to the mid 1800s in this virtual presentation. During the 1800s, American agriculture was transformed from a mostly subsistence, family-run enterprise to one focused on market production. This development impacted farmers in the Finger Lakes region and throughout the northeast, laying the groundwork for contemporary farming methods.