Southern Cultivator

Southern Cultivator was an agricultural periodical that was published in the Southern United States, primarily in Georgia, from the year 1843 till 1872. As its name suggests, the magazine served as a resource for farmers and agriculturalists in the South.Image:southern-cultivator-sample-cover

History and Content

Southern Cultivator was initiated by agriculturist and writer James Camak as a way to disseminate farming techniques, innovations, and news to Southern readers. The magazine held a significant role in the Southern society as it contributed to knowledge sharing in farming and agricultural practices.

The publication's content ranged from practical farming advice on cultivating crops common in the south, such as cotton, to discussions on agricultural policy. It also detailed new machinery, breeding methodologies, and scientific breakthroughs relevant to farming. Alongside this, Southern Cultivator contained contributions from some of the era's leading agricultural thinkers.


The Southern Cultivator had a significant impact on the South's farming community. Despite its eventual cessation in 1872, the periodical's legacy continued in the form of other agricultural publications and a well-informed farming community that was capable of adapting to post-Civil War agricultural landscapes.

The publication is recognized as an important window into a formative era of Southern agriculture, offering information on everything from plantation management to the South's evolving agricultural economy during the tumultuous years of the mid-19th century.{{Categories}}

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