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Commercial Agriculture. Mini-Group Quiz. Type 1. These types of farms are usually located close to urban areas. Extra point if you can answer: WHY? Dairy Farming needs to be close to urban areas because milk spoils quickly-if it cannot be transported to it’s market in time it cannot be sold!.

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commercial agriculture

Commercial Agriculture

Mini-Group Quiz

type 1
Type 1

These types of farms are usually located close to urban areas.

Extra point if you can answer: WHY?

Dairy Farming needs to be close to urban areas because milk spoils quickly-if it cannot be transported to it’s market in time it cannot be sold!

type 2
Type 2

You will usually find this kind of farming where you cannot plant crops

Extra point if you can name the region in South America that does this kinds of farming

Livestock Ranching is practiced in the ‘Pampas’ of Argentina, southern Brazil and Uruguay

type 3
Type 3

The most common form of commercial agriculture in the US west of the Appalachians

Extra point if you can name the practice adopted by these farmers to get the most out of their land

Mixed Crop and Livestock farming- crop rotation is when each field is planted on a cycle

type 4
Type 4

The US hardly practices this type of farming anymore because it is too expensive.

Extra point if you can name three of the crops grown with this kind of farming

Plantation farming is mainly found in poorer nations where cotton, coffee, sugarcane, rubber and tobacco are major crops

type 5
Type 5

Most work done with this kind of farming is in the spring and the fall

Extra point if you can give the nickname for the prairies that produce this crop

Grain farming- places where it is farmed is often referred to as the ‘world’s breadbasket’

type 6
Type 6

For this type of farming you need long growing seasons, humid climates and nearness to markets.

Extra point if you can name and explain another phrase used to identify this kind of farming

Commercial gardening and fruit farming is also called truck farming- ‘truck’ originally meant ‘barter’

type 7
Type 7

This kind of farming allows for a variety of crops to be planted within one farming area

Extra point if you can name two of the crops mainly produced with this kind of farming

Mediterranean farming produces crops like grapes, olives, flowers, fruits and veges.