On the first day of my agricultural communications class at Poly, professor Gearhart gave us a quick quiz on our California agricultural knowledge. Although there were some things I knew already, I was shocked at how many awesome new facts I learned about California agriculture that I had never even heard of before.
For instance, did you know that California is the number one producer of dairy in the U.S? All these years I have taken fresh, real whipped cream on my Thanksgiving pumpkin pie for granted. Without California's dairies, however, would I perhaps have been raised on Cool Whip instead of real whipped cream!?? We may never know, but I am certainly grateful that I never had to find out. Thank goodness for real whipped cream and thank goodness for California agriculture!