Iowa Agricultural Timeline


Cattle and corn are Iowa's major farm products.

1/1/1900 - 12/13/1900

The foundation for the 4-H start to be laid.

1/1/1905 - 12/31/1905

Boys and girls club began meeting "To Make the Best Better" which would eventually become 4-H clubs.

Farmers start growing a new crop - soybeans.

1/1/1930 - 12/31/1930

Iowa's first soil conservation district is established.

1/1/1940 - 12/31/1940

Tractors exceeds the number of horses and mules.

1/1/1954 - 12/31/1954

The number of tractors exceeds the number of horses and mules for the first time.

The Living History Farms is created near Des Monies.

1/1/1970 - 12/31/1970

For the first time, Iowa ranks #1 in corn and soybean production.

1/1/1980 - 12/31/1980

Iowa ranks in the top five agricultural producing state in the U.S.

1/1/1990 - 12/31/1990

Agriculture goes hi-tech with satellites, yield monitors, and grid mapping.

1/1/1995 - 12/31/1995

Farmers use past experiences to make a brighter future for agriculture.

1/1/2000 - 12/31/2013

Farmers learn forn the past and look to future changes, challenges, and opportunities as caretakers of the lan and food producers for the world.

Nashua, Iowa

Nashua Carnegie Library was built.

1/1/1905 - 12/31/1905

Construction began on the Cedar Valley across the Ceder River.

1/1/1914 - 12/31/1914

First Nashua State Bank established.

1/1/1931 - 12/31/1931

Nashua changes their mascot to the Bulldog.

1/1/1942 - 12/31/1942

Nashua athletic teams adopt the Bulldog as the school mascot. Prior to that, they were referred to as the "Fighting Scarlet and White".

Chickasaw County Historical Society formed.

1/1/1953 - 12/31/1953

Construction began on the Nashua Elementary School.

1/1/1961 - 12/31/1961

The 100th graduating class receives their diploma’s from Nashua High School.

1/1/1985 - 12/31/1985

Addition is completed on the Nashua Public Library.

1/1/1986 - 12/31/1986

Nashua and Plainfield Community School Districts enter a grade sharing.

1/1/1992 - 12/31/1992

The Nashua Community School District and the Plainfield Community School District entered a whole grade sharing agreement.

Nashua-Plainfield Community School District consolidate.

1/1/1997 - 12/31/1997

Nashua Continues to thrive.

1/1/2000 - 12/31/2013