Extension Ag Update
March/April 2010
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Ag Facts

  • “Each tassel on a corn plant releases as many as 5 million grains of pollen.
  • Pasta is one of America’s favorite foods. Last year, 1.3 million pounds of pasta were sold in American grocery stores. If you lined up 1.3 million pounds of 16 oz. spaghetti packages, it could circle the Earth’s equator almost nine times!

In the winter, apple trees need to "rest" for about 900-1,000 hours below 45 degrees Fahrenheit in order to flower and fruit properly.

A hive of bees flies over 55,000 miles to bring you one pound of honey. A honey bee can fly 15 miles per hour.

There are 914 different breeds of sheep in the world. There are 35 breeds in the U.S.”

SOURCE: Fun Ag Facts, National Ag Day, http://www.agday.org/education/fun_facts_fauna.php