This full-color text presents an integrated science-based approach to teaching Agriscience, encouraging students to think critically and probe the linkages between subjects. Developed in conjunction with both science & agriculture teachers insuring a balanced approach to biology, chemistry, and physics, in dealing with such primary topics as plant and animal science, agricultural entomology, food and fiber technology, genetic engineering, forestry, the environment, and more!..
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Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a bachelor of science degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, a master's degree in agribusiness education from Alabama A & M, and a doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to being a national leader in the Future Farmers of America (FFA) Alumni organization, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school and the National Committee for Career Development Events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, as well as UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.Review:
Material is current and relevant; possess adequate features
Extensive use of color throughout text and the preface is useful to teachers. The text also provides a career-centered approach and real world correlation for students.
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