Agriculture is Everywhere!

When you woke up in your bed this morning, you already had your first meet-up with agriculture. Somewhere in your bedding and pajamas were probably fibers from cotton plants.

Did you wash or shower with soap?

That soap is made from fat from cattle and oil from plants such as palm, corn, and soybeans.

Did you have cereal, eggs, milk, bacon, pancakes, buttered toast, or juice for breakfast?

Thank agriculture again!

Did you pack a lunch in a paper bag, or finish your math by writing on paper?

That paper comes from another agricultural crop—trees. Corn and soybeans may go into the soy ink in your books.

Did you ride to school today?

The tires on your bus, car, or bike are made from the rubber plant, cords from cotton and tallow from cattle.

Did you see a windbreak or a sod farm?

All of these are agriculture, too.