Footballs Were Never Made of Pig Skin

Are you a fan of “throwing around the old pig skin,” as they say? Did you know footballs were actually never made of pig skin? Long before American Football was invented and the NFL was created, the balls were inflated pig bladders. It’s true! I don’t know about you, but I would not want to […]

About 22.8 Million People are Employed in Agriculture

Agriculture is an important and vast industry. There are millions of jobs that rely on the industry, not to mention our food, clothing and shelter. There are many industries within agriculture, including aquaculture, forestry, dairy, manufacturing, and much more. Check out these 15 facts about jobs in agriculture. About 22.8 million people are employed in […]

Iowa Ag Facts

Iowa has more than 11,000 different types of soils – which makes it great for agriculture! A majority of the land is used for agricultural purposes like growing crops or raising livestock. Check out these Iowa Ag Facts to learn more! Want more Agriculture Facts? Click here Follow us on Facebook and Twitter to get your weekly dose of Ag […]

Tree Farming Facts

Tree Farming began when private forests were being cut down and no one was planting trees to replace them. Check out 15 Forestry facts: The phrase “Tree Farming” started in the 1940’s. The first tree farm in the United States started in Washington State in 1941. Not all tree farms contain Christmas Trees. Tree farms […]

Refreshing Raspberry Facts

As the holiday season marches on, sweet treat can be found anywhere and everywhere. But don’t forget the original sweet treat – fruit! Often known as nature’s candy, fruit is a delicious and satisfying treat. This is especially true of the raspberry. Whether in a recipe or by itself, raspberries can be enjoyed year-round. As […]

History of Horse Power on the Farm

Before the invention of the tractor, horses were the main force in agriculture. They were first domesticated in 4000 BC. By 2400 BC, horses were put in harnesses, similar to those used for oxen. However, these early harnesses were not ideal for horses. During the 5th century, a harness called a full collar was developed in […]

4,400 Cranberries Can Make a Gallon of Juice

Cranberries, native to the American wetlands, are very unique. They require a special combination of factors that the wetlands provide, which include acid peat soil and adequate fresh water. The top producing states of the fruit include New Jersey, Massachusetts, Oregon, Washington, and Wisconsin. Canadian provinces of British Columbia and Quebec are also top producing […]

Alabama Leads the Nation in Cotton Production

While Alabama is known as the “Cotton State”, one of it’s many nicknames, cotton only accounts for approximately 3.5% of the total farm and forestry income. The state leads in production of cotton in the United States. The state is also ranked 2nd in broilers, catfish and quail, 3rd in the nation for peanuts and sod, […]

Thanksgiving Facts to be Thankful For

Thanksgiving is America’s second most popular holiday, right after Christmas, and it is easy to see why. Thanksgiving is a time to give thanks, spend time with loved ones, . . . and eat! From the main course to the sides, Thanksgiving is a delicious holiday. Did you know that the average American consumes almost […]

5 Wyoming Ag Facts

Wyoming is home to the Great Plains, the Rocky Mountains, and a part of Yellowstone National Park. Perhaps these views inspired Wyoming’s nickname, the Cowboy State. But there is much more to the state. Agriculture has a $1.6 billion economic impact per year for the state. With a booming industry, there’s definitely more to the […]

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