All over Minnesota (and the world!) there are farmers who raise plants or animals that become food or products for us to use. The system of growing, processing, and delivering these products to users is called agriculture.
Do you know how many ways agriculture is in your daily life, besides food?
Crops like field corn, wheat, and soybeans are very important because they have many uses. But there are other farms that produce crops that are called “Specialty Crops.” Specialty crops are crops grown and used by people for food, medicine, or decoration. Fruits, vegetables, tree nuts, herbs, and flowers are all examples.