Was Cato the Elder a farmer?
His epithet “Elder” distinguishes him from his equally famous great-grandson Cato the Younger, who opposed Julius Caesar. He came from an ancient Plebeian family who were noted for their military service. Like his forefathers, Cato was devoted to agriculture when not serving in the army.
When did Cato write de Agricultura?
about 160 bcCato’s only surviving work is De agri cultura (On Farming), a treatise on agriculture written about 160 bc. De agri cultura is the oldest remaining complete prose work in Latin.
What is Delaware’s most valuable AG product?
Farmers form the backbone of Delaware’s economy. Corn is the top crop, watermelons are the leading fruit crop and broilers are the most valuable agricultural product. Other important Delaware agricultural products include wheat, barley, apples, peaches, grapes, peas, and dairy.
What is Maryland agriculture?
A testament to the state’s nickname, Little America, Maryland agricultural commodity production is as diverse as the nation itself, and includes poultry, nursery and turf, seafood, dairy, corn, soybeans, and racing and pleasure horses. Maryland farmers work to protect one of their most vital resources – the land.