Corn is used in a wide variety of products from frozen corn for people to eat to livestock feed to explosives to soaps, to ethanol and many more. The National Corn Growers Association created this chart in 2009 to help people understand all that corn goes into.
- Which uses of corn surprised you?
- One use of corn is in breakfast cereals. Make a list of all of the different jobs it would take to go from a farmer growing corn to a consumer eating the breakfast cereal. Check your ideas using "U.S. Agricultural Supply Chain for Raw and Processed Products" infographic to help.
"Corn," Center for Crops Utilization Research, Iowa State University, 2009. Courtesy of Iowa State University