Agriculture is the production of food, fuel, and other goods through the cultivation of crops and the raising of livestock. In micrometeorology, agriculture is an important application area because weather and climate can have a significant impact on the success of crops and livestock. Micrometeorologists use their understanding of small-scale weather and climate processes to help farmers make informed decisions about when to plant and harvest crops, what crops to plant, and how to protect their crops from extreme weather events.