When the first travelers laid eyes on the horizon of what is now Morgan County they did not see any potential. What they saw was a desolate wilderness, land that was not settled of grass, and was lacking in trees. The land was scarce of water even though it had four rivers that ran across the barren plains. It took the bold and brave emigrants to see the area for what it had to offer and people like A.S. Baker to harness the water for farming. Irrigation became a way to incorporate the natural resource of rainwater by conserving and not over using it.
Today on the plains of Morgan County irrigation is still used to bring water to the crops by ditch irrigation. Ditches are dug out and seeding is planted in rows flanked by canals. Most ditch irrigation have been replaced by Center Pivot Irrigation.
Thanks to the pioneers, Morgan County continues to thrive in agriculture.