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

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