Corn Industry An Overview of the Corn Industry in Georgia Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office Dr. Frank Flanders and Adrienne Gentry August 2006 Objectives Students will be able to: Explain the importance of the corn industry in Georgia. Name four corn products.
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Georgia Agricultural Education Curriculum Office
Dr. Frank Flanders and Adrienne Gentry
Students will be able to:
There are hundreds of varieties of corn grown in the United States. The type of corn grown is dependent upon what time of the growing season it is and the purpose of the corn.
Georgia's top corn-producing county in 2001 was Grady County, which produced more than 1.7 million bushels. Corn, the state's main summer crop, is grown primarily in south Georgia and often requires irrigation.
1. Name four corn products.
2. What important product does corn produce that has been in the news lately as a fuel alternative?
A. gasoline B. oil C. ethanol D. thiamine
3. In the U.S., corn production measures more than _________ times that of any other crop.
A. four B. eight C. one D. two
4. What percentage of corn is used for ethanol in the United States?
A. 58% B. 9% C. 19% C. 6%
5. What is most field corn used for?
6. What is the scientific name for corn?
7. What Southern food is made from corn?
8. It takes _______ gallons of water to grow one ear of corn.
A. 4 B. 25 C. 56 C. 7
9. How much corn is used to feed livestock?
A. 20 % B. 80 % C. 10 % D. 60 %
10. Name one state that combined with three other states, produces 50% of our nation’s corn.
1. Starch, dextrose, corn on the cob, cereal
2. C. ethanol
3. D. two
4. B. 9%
5. Animal Feed
6. Zea Mayes
8. B. 25
9. D. 60 %