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Ag Innovation Quiz


1. One bushel of corn roughly equals how much energy?

a. 5 gallons of liquid propane

b. 3.5 gallons of fuel oil

c. 140-kilowatt hours of electricity

d. All of the above

2. How much DDGS was produced in the U.S. in 2006?

a. 800,000 tons

b. 8 billion pounds

c. 8 million tons

3. What agri-processing coproduct was tested as a boiler fuel?

a. Chicken fat

b. Glycerin

c. Corn gluten meal

4. About how far does the average food item travel from producer to consumer ?

a. 1,500 miles

b. 150 miles

c. 75 miles

5. About what percentage of agricultural commodities are purchased by local consumers?

a. 3 percent

b. 0.5 percent

c. 17 percent

6. What is the key challenge impacting large-scale biomass use?

a. Energy values

b. Color

c. Density

7. USA Solutions produces the Compost-A-Mat for what industry?

a. Sporting goods

b. Automotive

c. Swine

Answers: 1) d 2) c 3) b 4) a 5) b 6)c 7) c