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 also help make up the 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 modified fat from cattle.
Did you see a city park or orchard along the way? These are all part of agriculture too.
Agriculture brings us almost everything we eat, wear, or use each day.