18th century European scholarly societies and academies/Board of Agriculture, England 1793
Name of Society: Board of Agriculture
Alternate Name(s): Old Board of Agriculture, The Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement
Active Dates: 1793-1822
The Board of Agriculture in England in 1793 was started by Sir John Sinclair. The society was largely unsuccessful but led to the formation of better organizations down the road. The society was formed in troubled times and was not as organized or efficient as it needed to be. Despite its downfalls it did give farmers confidence in an uneasy economy although most spent their time criticizing the society rather than following.
The English Agricultural Society of 1838 was formed as a revival of the old Board of Agriculture.
- Rosalind Mitchison. The English Historical Review, Vol. 74, No. 290 (Jan., 1959), pp. 41-69
- Scholarly Societies Project (www.Scholarly-societies.org)