Guide to Agriculture in Missouri

Other Resources

Digital Collections

Plat Maps of Missouri - County plat books or atlases contain descriptions of land owners and landmarks. Utilizing the Public Land Survey System, each map is divided into township, range, and sections. Landowners are identified, and landmarks such as churches, cemeteries, and schools are sometimes included. Many plat books contain a brief county history and a directory of county residents. The State Historical Society of Missouri's plat map collection is available on The online collection contains plat maps of Missouri counties published between 1875 and 1917. Additional plat maps are available for research at the State Historical Society of Missouri.

Historic Missourians

The Society’s Historic Missourians website contains biographies of a number of significant farmers, horticulturalists, and agricultural scientists who lived in Missouri.

Special Collections


Collections of farming and agricultural photographs are available on in the following collections: