August 2008 AGRICULTURAL INDUSTRY Includes all of the processes involved in getting food, fiber, and shelter to the consumer Consist of three main divisions: Supplies/Service Production Agriculture Marketing/Processing
August 2008 SUPPLIES / SERVICE Machinery and equipment Seed Chemicals Feed and animal medicines
August 2008 PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE Grain farmers- corn, rice, wheat Fiber farmers- cotton, flax Specialized food production- vegetables, fruit, berries, nuts Tree farmers- timber/ornamentals
August 2008 PRODUCTION AGRICULTURE Livestock producers- cattle, sheep, hogs, poultry, horses Aquatic animals- catfish, crawfish, shrimp Specialized animals- fox, llama, buffalo, etc.
August 2008 MARKETING PROCESSING Harvesting Packing Processed-canned or frozen Trucked to the supermarket
August 2008 DIVISIONS OF AGRICULTURE THAT MAKE LIFE BETTER Ornamental horticulture Renewable natural resources Recreation
August 2008 ORNAMENTAL HORTICULTURE Growing of flowers Growing of shrubs Lawns
August 2008 RENEWABLE NATURAL RESOURCES Soil-protect from erosion Water-protect from pollution Air-protect from pollution Wildlife- hunting/fishing
August 2008 FACTORS THAT DETERMINE CONSUMER PREFERENCE Climate – type of weather Customs – type of food people eat Standard of living – income of the people and cost of the products available to them
August 2008 CONTRASTS BETWEEN NATIONS IN AGRICULTURE Mechanization – tractors, equipment Improved crops – higher yields Commerce – transportation, storage facilities, methods of buying and selling products Education of people – vary Soil and climate – poor soil ex.