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.


Whoa

What is it?

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  • Answer
  • Wild rice! Minnesota harvests between 4 and 10 million lbs. of cultivated wild rice.

Cool

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In Minnesota, there are about 100 farms raising 3,000 bison. Or buffalo!

Joke

Who is the most powerful potato in the galaxy?

  • Answer
  • Darth Tater