Agricultural Geography

Agricultural geography is a branch of human geography that studies the spatial relationships that exist between humans and agriculture.

A corn field in Iowa.

Geography of Corn in the United States

Caitlin Dempsey

The United States produces one-third of the world's corn.

A bunch of different pumpkins.

Geography of Pumpkins in the United States

Caitlin Dempsey

Pumpkins are a popular gourd for Halloween and Thanksgiving in the United States.

A collage of satellite images showing various agricultural patterns.

Types of Agricultural Patterns Visible from Space

Elizabeth Borneman

Astronauts aboard the International Space Station are helping to document irrigation practices around the world and determine their effectiveness.

Von Thunen's model of agricultural use.

Von Thünen Model of Agricultural Land Use

Mark Altaweel

German geographer Johann Heinrich von Thünen created one of the first geographical models related to agricultural land use.

An agriculture field in California. Photo: U.S. Geological Survey. Public domain

Geospatial Technology and Challenges of Contemporary Agriculture

Mark Altaweel

Farmers have greater access to geospatial tools that can help mitigate some agricultural challenges.

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