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.
Agriculture brings us almost everything we eat, wear, or use each day.