Jethro Tull (1674 - 1741), an English agriculturist, also known as ‘the Father of British Agriculture’, had invented the seed drill. He did not study agriculture for University, instead, he studied laws and graduated, but he was more interested in farming methods. He traveled through Europe to study farming techniques. In 1701, Tull invented the seed drill when he was on his way to the Prosperous Farm, he also tried inventing different types of seed drill for different types of soil, but with limited success. After Tull passed away, this invention was improved by adding gear in 1782.