Agriculture. What is Agriculture?. Agriculture is also called farming is the cultivation of animals, plants, and other life forms for food, and other products used to sustain human life . The climate of Tennessee is good for crop growth .
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What is Agriculture? • Agriculture is also called farming is the cultivation of animals, plants, and other life forms for food, and other products used to sustain human life. • The climate of Tennessee is good for crop growth. • Cattle and calves are Tennessee’s most important agricultural products • Tennessee’s biggest crop is soybeans
Soybeans • Nursery products, soybeans, and corn are the top Tennessee crops
Cotton • Cotton is extremely useful and important. • What do we use cotton for?
Bath towels, socks, underwear, shirts, sweaters, t-shirts, and jeans. • Also- fishnets, coffee filters, tents, and book binding
Corn • Corn is also called “maiz” by most countries. • As well as being eaten by the cob, corn is also processed and used as a major component in many food items like cereals, peanut butter, potato chips, soups, marshmellows, ice cream, baby food, cooking oil, margarine, mayonnaise, salad dressing, and chewing gum
Tobacco • Tobacco plants grow five to seven feet tall.
Greenhouse/ Nursey A nursery is designed for the preparation and care of young plants. Often, it contains one or more large greenhouses, which helps shelter new plants from frosts or excessive heat. • Can you think of any near your house?
Industry • What is an Industry?
Economic activity that processes raw materials and manufacture of goods in factories
Automotive Manufacturing- 105,000 jobs • Energy • Film Production 11,770 jobs • Health Care • Manufacturing • Plastics and Chemicals- 82,000 jobs • Transportation