What Is Agriculture

Yes, agriculture is farming—planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables, raising livestock and poultry. But agriculture is more than this. It’s the industry that grows, harvests, and brings us fiber, trees, turf, and landscaping materials.

  • Food comes from plants and animals.

  • Fiber is the raw material from plants and animals tha we use to make cloth, rope, and more. Cotton, linen, silk, wool, sisal, and hemp are fibers.

  • Trees give us fiber that becomes lumber, furniture, and firewood; pulp for paper; and hundreds of other things, including turpentine and medicines.

  • Turf and landscaping materials include flowers, plants, and turf (sod) for beauty, pleasure, and recreation.

Whoa

What is it?

What Is It?
  • Answer
  • Sunflower - Minnesota is the nation's 6th-largest sunflower-producing state. Sunflower seed can be crushed for oil, used for birdseed or for a variety of food products.

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Soybeans: 1 acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.

Joke

What do you get when you cross a cow with a trampoline?

  • Answer
  • A milkshake!