Do you know the difference between a tractor and a trough, or a cattle prod and a combine? Find out if a career in agriculture is right for you with this farming basics quiz!
Let's face it -- to people working in the corporate world, a job on a farm can seem like a dream job. Not only do you get to swap your annoying co-workers for cows and sheep, but you get to spend your days outdoors, soaking up the sunshine and breathing in the fresh farm air. What's not to love?
Those who've ever picked up a hoe or climbed aboard a tractor can tell you that farming is not only way harder than you probably think, but even hard work is no guarantee of success. Rain, drought, cold or heat can sink your entire production, and pests or diseases can wipe out crops faster than you can tend to them.
In fact, the USDA estimates that half of the 2 million farms in the United States bring in $10,000 a year or less from farming activities -- not quite enough to fund a family without an additional income source.
Of course, that doesn't mean you should let your farming dreams slip away. After all, food is a necessity and millions of farmers find ways to make it work. Test your knowledge of the agricultural world with this quiz!