What do you think of when you hear the word"agriculture"? The image of crops growing in a field or a barnyard full of animals may come to mind. But even if you don't live on a farm, agriculture is all around you. As consumers, we depend on agriculture to provide food, clothes and other things we use every day.Click on the categories listed below. As you learn about crops and animals produced in Illinois and the ways in which they are used, remember that agriculture is more than farming. Turning crops and animals into products we can use, transporting these products to stores in the United States and around the world, caring for sick animals, manufacturing farming equipment, and protecting our land and water so plants and animals can grow -- all of these activities, and many others, are part of the agricultural industry.
|ON THE FARM: Plants, Animals and More|
|FROM THE FARM: Food and Other Things You Use Every Day|
|FROM FARM TO TABLE: The Story of Milk|
|FARM ANIMALS AND THEIR BABIES|
|SCRAMBLED WORD MATCH-UP|
|HIDDEN WORD SEARCH|
|OTHER KID'S SITES|
Clicking on the anywhere will return you to this page.
[Agriculture Department Home Page]
Last Updated: 2.25.1998 2:50pm