NORTH CANTON, Ohio — In honor of National Farmer’s Day on Oct. 12, the National Inventors Hall of Fame is proud to celebrate 2022 Inductee Frank Zybach, inventor of center-pivot irrigation.
In the mid-20th century, Nebraska farmer Frank Zybach invented center-pivot irrigation and transformed agricultural production worldwide. Using Zybach’s machine, farmers in the semi-arid regions of the Great Plains could efficiently irrigate acres at a time and thereby increase yields on previously marginal land. By 2013, center pivots irrigated nearly 28 million acres on 57,000 U.S. farms, making it the most widely used irrigation technology in the country.
Don’t forget to honor this amazing innovator on National Farmer’s Day!
— National Inventors Hall of Fame