History of Agriculture
This site is primarily about the development of agriculture in South Australia. It contains photos, articles and historical information. The many stories include the contribution made by the Department of Agriculture.
From the early days of the colony agriculture underpinned the economy of the state providing food and fibre for domestic and international markets. Farmers innovative approach to their business have managed adverse seasonal conditions, market pressures, infertile and erodible soils, impact of globalisation and changing population patterns due to immigration.
Material presented on the History of Agriculture in SA has been prepared by volunteers, mostly former members of the Department