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?

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  • Answer
  • Wheat! More wheat is planted in the world than any other crop. Wheat kernels are ground into flour that is used to make bread, pasta, cereal, tortillas, cakes, cookies, crackers, and more!

Cool

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Fun Fact: Minnesota ranks 4th nationally in dry edible bean production. Dry edible beans include pinto, navy, Great Northern, kidney, and black beans.

Joke

What's orange and sounds like a parrot?

  • Answer
  • A carrot!