Presentation on theme: "NC and Meck Co. Agriculture. Mecklenburg Co. Agriculture Do you think there are any farms in Meck. Co? What do you think the average age of the farmer."— Presentation transcript:
1.What part of the state has the youngest average farmer? What Co.? 2. What is the No. 1 Co. with Total Cash Receipts? Do you want to know any thing else about any County or the state? http://www.nass.usda.gov/Data_and_Statistics/Quick_Stats_1.0/index.asp http://www.nass.usda.gov/Data_and_Statistics/Quick_Stats_1.0/index.asp NC Ag Statistics
How does Horticulture Help the Economy? The Importance of Horticulture is in 3 forms: – Economic: Money – Aesthetic: Appearance – Environmental: Health and Comfort
Economics Horticulture puts over $25 BILLION into the U.S. Economy a year 1.It provides jobs. 2.Produces food- fruits, vegetables, nuts, etc. 3.Increases the value of homes through landscaping
Aesthetics: Appearance 1. Improves appearance of homes and buildings through landscaping 2. Improves appearance of land from fruit, vegetable and ornamental crops grown.
Environment: Health and Comfort 1.Provides Clean Air 2.Prevents erosion 3.Provides shelter 4.Nutrition The outlook for the horticulture industry in the future is to GROW because of the increase in population and home construction!!