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?

What Is It?
  • Answer
  • Sunflower - Minnesota is the nation's 6th-largest sunflower-producing state. Sunflower seed can be crushed for oil, used for birdseed or for a variety of food products.

Cool

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Soybeans: 1 acre of soybeans can produce 82,368 crayons.

Joke

What do you get when you cross a cow with a trampoline?

  • Answer
  • A milkshake!