Quite clearly, early in this country's history getting into agriculture, while it may have been hard, was doable for the majority of people.
At what point did this change in the various regions of the country for average people? Are there any left where this hasn't changed.
I know that homesteading back in the second half of the 19th Century was a more expensive endeavor than people imagine, with people often saving up for years in order to buy the necessary equipment and stock in order to get started, but at some point entering agriculture, for an outsider, became essentially impossible for an average person, unless they were extremely successful in business, which by definition would mean that they weren't an average person. By this, of course, I mean really entering agriculture, not owning 40 acres outside of town while you work a town job.
When did really entering agriculture become impossible for somebody just trying to enter it?