||At the K-State
Agronomy Field Day, Dr. Kevin Donnelly asks students, "What did you eat for breakfast this morning?
Was it cereal? What
kind of cereal? What grain products are found in that cereal?"
In the picture to the left, you can see the seeds of some cereal
crops. Why are they called cereal crops? The word cereal comes from Ceres, the Roman Goddess of agriculture
and grains. Cereal crops are grown for their edible starchy
seeds. Cereals have always been an important source of food for
and animal consumption. Are any of these cereals
grown in Kansas?
|You know that Kansas grows wheat,
but what about corn, soybeans,
sorghum? These are
considered major crops grown in Kansas.
||Can you think of any other
crops that are grown in Kansas? Let
me give you a hint, what is the state flower
of Kansas? There are a lot of
crops grown in Kansas, in fact you might be surprised by a few of
|And while we’re on
the subject of crops grown in Kansas, what did you decide to wear this
morning for school? You
decided to throw on some jeans, socks, (I hope some underwear) and a
t-shirt. What does that have
to do with crops grown in Kansas? What
are all of these items made from? Yes, this crop is
now grown in Kansas.
crops that are not normally grown in Kansas or that are considered unusual?
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