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How much do you
really know about

U.S. Farms?

They’re where our food
is grown and our livestock
is raised. So take a few
minutes to complete this
quiz about America’s farms.
Time to get smart!
Let's Begin!
The majority of
U.S. farms are
owned and operated
by families.
True
False
true!
Home sweet home.
Contrary to popular belief.
A whopping 96% of U.S. farms
are family owned, which brings
a whole new meaning to the
words “house chores.”
Men run over
95% of America’s
farms.
True
False
false!
Girl power!
Girl power!
Women head up more than
1 million U.S. farms,
which is roughly 30%.
Girl Power!
Agriculture is the
nation’s second largest
employer behind retail.
True
False
false!
Number 1! Number 1!
Gotta put something in those carts.
Agriculture is the nation’s largest
employer, providing jobs to 23 million
Americans, from farming, to processing,
to storage, to transportation,
to everything in between.
Today, the average U.S. farmer
produces just enough food to feed
you and 25 of your closest friends.
True
False
false!
Hope you invited everyone to dinner.
Find a few more friends.
In 1960, a farmer could feed
26 people on average. But today,
each farmer feeds about 155 people,
or one hungry dragon.
Idaho has the most
farm acreage of
any U.S. state.
True
False
false!
Well done, Tex.
You're thinking potatoes.
Texas has the most farm acreage
of any U.S. State. Welcome to the
land of big hats, big shoes, and
even bigger farms, Spud.
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Keep At It.
The most important thing
is that you’re learning.
At least now you have
some cool facts you can
use to impress your
friends.
Not Bad.
Looks like
you’ve been doing
your homework.
Seriously?
What are you?
A farmer?
This isn’t even fair.
Stop cheating.
The average size of
a U.S. family farm is
around 400 acres.
True
False
true!
Quite the big backyard.
Bust out that measuring tape.
On average, U.S. farms are
between 400 and 450 acres.
For reference, an acre is about
the size of a football-field.
The largest segment
of U.S. agriculture is
soybean production.
True
False
false!
Get out the steak knife.
Edamame's still good though.
Moooooove over soybeans.
Beef cattle are actually the largest
segment of U.S. agriculture and dairy
products are the second largest.
Clearly, we’re really big on cows.
Most young farmers would
like to see their children
follow in their footsteps.
True
False
true!
And most of them do.
Someone has to carry on the legacy.
90% of farmers would
like their children to work
in agriculture as well.
Probably because
97% of farmers
love their jobs.
Today’s conventional farms have less
environmental impact than the farms
of our parents and grandparents.
True
False
true!
Land conservation is a key farming concern.
Surprising, right?
Farmers have been adopting
technology and practices that use
fewer chemicals and have reduced
greenhouse gas emissions by
over 40% in the last 30 years.
If you put 100 Americans
in a room, on average,
10 would be farmers.
True
False
false!
You know your stuff!
Think smaller.
Only 2 out of every 100
Americans works on a farm.
So let them out of that room
so they can get back to work.
I’m hungry.
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Woohoo!
You made it. 10 new
facts about U.S. farms.
Now, quick, get back
to work before your
boss catches you.
I'm Impressed
Some of those
were pretty tricky.
Now, go brag to
your friends.
Don't You Have
Crops To Be
Harvesting Or
Something?
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