Natural, Capital, And Human Resources
Three kinds of resources are needed to grow food:
Human resources: people to help plant and harvest crops and raise livestock
Capital resources: tools, equipment, and factories
Natural resources: raw materials, like plant seeds and soil
All three kinds of resources are needed for corn and soybeans. Seeds and soil are needed to grow the plants. Tools and equipment like tractors, combines, and food processing factories are needed to harvest and process the food. It takes many humans to grow, harvest, process, and distribute the food.
Activity: Which Resources?
On a sheet of paper list examples of each resource used in growing corn and soybeans. Find ideas on this page and in the Super Soybeans and King Corn article.