Board of Agriculture

1793-1822

The first Board of Agriculture was established in 1793. When it was set up its job was simply to prepare a county by county survey on the state of agriculture. It ended up doing much more, however, and between 1793 and 1822, when the board was disbanded, it did much to foster innovation in farming and to stimulate agricultural development. The first secretary was Arthur Young, and the first president was Sir John Sinclair.

The name 'Board of Agriculture' was later re-used in 1893 for a new government body which brought together several existing departments under one roof. At various times this Board included responsability for Fisheries and Forestry.

Time period(s): Georgian Regency

Tags: Board of Agriculture   government  

Latest History articles

Llewelyn ap Gruffudd
Dafydd ap Gruffudd
Commote
Cantref
Brut y Tywysogyon




English Heritage

English Heritage membership

English Heritage membership

Free entry to English Heritage properties throughout England, plus discounted admission to Historic Scotland and Cadw properties in Scotland and Wales.

Membership details

About English Heritage


HISTORY CORNER
Name the mystery historic attraction
See larger image



This decisive battle saw Alfred the Great defeat the Danes under Guthrun



28 January, 1547

Death of Henry VIII at Whitehall Palace

Henry is succeeded by his 9 year old son, Edward, with the Earl of Hertford as Lord Protector (soon replaced by the Duke of Somerset)

This monarch put down the 1715 Jacobite Rising of James Stewart, The Old Pretender



Passionate about British Heritage!