Farms are an essential part of the economy of mostly every country. In some areas farms are what give people their very livelihood and, in times past, raising one’s own food was usually the only way a person could eat! Although most modern day farms are highly advanced and very technology savvy, there are still some family farms and farming communities in many rural parts of the world—including the United States. Farming is actually a source of livelihood for many families around the country until this very day.
In regions where rural life and farming encompass a daily part of one’s routine, organizations like the 4-H Club have been started to help teach children about the merits of farming. Projects at the 4-H Club can include teaching children how to grow certain fruits and vegetables or how to effectively raise and care for a myriad of different domestic farm animals.
Although there have been some changes in farming protocol over the years—such as the increasing population of llamas and alpacas on farms—other aspects have remained the same. People still raise and breed cows and chickens and sheep much like they did hundreds of years ago. Likewise, farmers still work long hours to make their farms run smoothly. Yet, for many people, farming is the only life they know and one that they would not trade for all the gold in the world.
Below is a list of five useful farm animals.