Agriculture is More Than Farming!

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Photos Courtesy University of Minnesota Agricultural Experiement Station

Agriculture is our nation's largest industry. More than 20 million Americans work in agriculture. They have jobs in:

  • Production: growing and harvesting plants; raising animals.
  • Processing: changing raw materials into many different things.
  • Distribution: getting the products to us.

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!