2021 Census Teacher's Kit—Activity 3—Food, feed and function worksheet

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2021 Census Teacher's Kit—Activity 3—Food, feed and function worksheet (PDF, 25 KB)

Food, feed and function worksheet

1. Name a crop that is commonly grown in your region and indicate how it is used (circle all that apply).

Crop:

  • Food
  • Feed
  • Function

2. What products created from this crop are used in daily life by you, your community, people across Canada or people in other countries?

3. Describe up to three characteristics of the environment in your region that help to make this crop a successful part of your local economy.

4. What other natural or human resources make this crop successful in your region?

5. Name a business in your region that could benefit from this crop or from a product created from this crop.

Look at the statistics on the "2016 and 2011 proportion of cropland throughout Canada" handout. Select a type of crop (field crops, hay, fruits, sod and nursery, or vegetables) and answer the following questions:

6. Is production of this type of crop growing or declining in your region?

7. Are there any regions in Canada where production of this type of crop is increasing?

8. What environmental and geographical features does your region share with other regions that produce this type of crop?

9. Are there other factors that make this crop an important part of the economy, in both your own region and another region in Canada?

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