What Is Agriculture?

Yes, agriculture is farming—planting and harvesting fruits and vegetables, raising livestock and poultry. But agriculture is more than this. It's the industry that grows, harvests, and brings us fiber, trees, turf, and landscaping materials.

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  • Food comes from plants and animals.
  • Fiber is the raw material from plants and animals that we use to make cloth, rope, and more. Cotton, linen, silk, wool, sisal, and hemp are fibers.
  • Trees give us fiber that becomes lumber, furniture, and firewood; pulp for paper; and hundreds of other things, including turpentine and medicines.
  • Turf and landscaping materials include flowers, plants, and turf (sod) for beauty, pleasure, and recreation.

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What is it?

Corn - What Is It
  • Answer
  • Corn! One ear of corn has about 16 rows and 800 kernels. The number of rows is always an even number.

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Cows have a strong sense of smell. They can smell something up to six miles away!

Joke

What is a scarecrow's favorite fruit?

  • Answer
  • Straw-berries!