Women in Agriculture
Telling the unique stories of women in modern agriculture
Canadian Christmas tree facts
Christmas tree fun facts
Christmas tree facts
Female farm operators
Case IH has over 4900 dealers and distributors
Case IH has distributors and operators in over 160 countries
Case IH Steiger tractor was voted machine of the year
The Farmall turns 95 in 2018
By sales, John Deere is the largest manufacturer of farm equipment in the world
John Deere has been the largest producer and seller of farm equipment every year since 1963
The John Deere logo originated in 1940
Prostate cancer is 9.6% of all new cancer cases
Testis cancer is 0.5% of all new cancer cases
11.6% lifetime risk of developing prostate cancer
0.4% lifetime risk of developing testicular cancer
Five year survival rates of prostate cancer are 98.6% with testicular cancer at 95.1%
Friday Fun Facts: Chile
Ranks #16 in worldwide crop seed production
18 million people live in Chile
5 million are under 18 years old
89.9% of Chileans live in urban areas
Thanksgiving: Sweet Potatoes
Over 3 billion pounds of sweet potatoes are produced in the USA annually
North Carolina has been the leading producer of sweet potatoes in the USA for 4 decades.
The Dominican Republic raises 49.6% of sweet potatoes imported into the USA.
244 million turkeys are raised annually in the USA
44.5 million turkeys are raised in Minnesota
18% of annual production comes from Minnesota
Lest we forget
Agriculture in Germany is 22% dairy, 24% field crops, 9.2% cattle and 5.5% pigs
9% of sole holders of farms in Germany are female
The average farm size is 138 acres
47% of land in Germany is used for agriculture
Swiss agricultural products make up 55% of the domestic market
Organic products make up 7.7% of the swiss market
The average farm size in Switzerland is 48 acres.
12% of cultivated soil in Switzerland adheres to organic requirements
3/4 of Swiss farmland is meadow and pasture
2/3 of agricultural value in Switzerland is generated by Dairy and Cattle
Pumpkins are grown on every continent except Antarctica
There are 45 varieties of pumpkins
95% of pumpkins in the USA are grown in Illinois
Pumpkins are 90% water
Pumpkins are a fruit
Pumpkins have more fiber than kale and more potassium than a banana
Pumpkins have 83 calories per cup
Fun Fact Friday: Apples
Apples are grown in all 50 states - commercially in 36
The average size of a US orchard is 50 acres (36 football fields)
Apples are fat, sodium and cholesteral free, a medium apple has 80 calories.
Apples are a member of the rose family.
Two pouds of apples are needed to make a 9 inch pie.
Fun Fact Friday: Apple Farms
Annual cultivation cost of apples per acre is $3300
Apple yield per acre is between 500-1200 bushels
Wholesale price for apples per bushel is $12-$18
Approximate revenue per acre at maturity is $11,000
Of the US apple crop about 50% are eaten fresh in the US, with 13% being made into apple juice and cider.
Cider apples initial investment is $25-30k
Hard cider is gluten free.
Fun Fact Friday: Soybeans
2 out of every 3 rows of soybeans produced in the USA are exported
Soybeans are the only vegetable that contains complete protein
Illinois, Iowa and Minnesota are the top three soybean producing states
2017 average predicted yield is 49.9 bushels/acre
The USA is the world's largest producer of soybeans
50% of all soybeans grown in Canada are exported
48% of Canada's production of soybeans is from Ontario
Soybeans is Canada's 4th largest crop in acres seeded
31,520 farms reported growing soybeans in Canada
Average yields is 44.1 bushels/acre
One acre of soybeans would equal 82,300 crayons
Fun Fact Friday: Canadian Thanksgiving
2.6 Million whole turkeys were purchased by Canadians for Thanksgiving - 40% of the yearly purchases!
Canada has 551 Turkey Farmers
Fun Fact Friday: Cranberries
Cranberries can be harvested wet or dry
Canada is the 2nd largest cranberry producer in the world
Fun Fact Friday: Bees
Top 3 countries the United States imports white bulk honey from are Canada ($21M), Argentina ($13M) and India ($5.7M)
Fun Fact Friday: Honey
In Canada there are 600,000 honey bee colonies.
63.3% pollinate canola.
5.8% pollinate blueberries
2.5% pollinate apples
Fun Fact Friday: Canadian Wheat
96% of the Canadian wheat harvest comes from 4 provinces
27% Alberta, 44% Saskatchewan, 13% Manitoba and 12% Ontario
Fun Fact Friday: USA Wheat
6 states harvest 99% of the wheat produced in the United States of America.
46% North Dakota, 19% Minnesota, 12% Montana, 8% South Dakota, 8% Idaho, 6% Washington