Student Work

Focus Questions

  1. What do people consider in deciding what to produce and consume in Michigan?
  2. How do scarcity and choice affect what is produced and consumed in Michigan?
  3. How is Michigan part of the national and global economies?



Michigan’s food and agriculture industry

is flourishing with opportunity.

Michigan’s dynamic agri-food system

generates $71.3 billion in economic

activity and supports more than one

million jobs. With strong public and

private investment, the nation’s second

most diverse commercial crop base,

and an extremely diversified portfolio for

food processing, the food and agriculture

industry will continue to drive Michigan’s

economic development.

56,014 farms & 10 million acres of farmland

349 farmers markets ranking 3rd nationally

Source: USDA/NASS-Michigan Field Office