Farming in the USA

Map1: The topography of the US

Map 2: The climatic zones of the US
Map 3: The agricultural regions of the US


  • On the Topographical map (1), highlight the major topographical regions of the USA

  • On map 2, highlight the major climatic zones of the USA, they are equatorial (A), arid (B), warm temperate (C),snow (D) and polar (E).

  • Describe and compare the topography and climate of the USA

Now look carefully at map 3 that shows the type of farming taking place around the USA. Can you see any relationship between the topography and climate of an area and the type of framing that takes place there?

  • Describe and explain the relationship between Topography, Climate and Agriculture in the USA

  • How can technology affect this relationship?