Dr. Ray V. Herren Exploring Agriscience

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Exploring Agriscience

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Discover the exciting world of agriscience with this newly-updated edition of a resource that has proven valuable for middle school students across the country. Exploring Agriscience, fourth edition uses the same solid approach that made previous editions so popular: content that centers on an examination of the agricultural industry, while also highlighting the role that scientific concepts play in agricultural processes. The book's comprehensive coverage includes everything from the history of agriculture, soils, plant structures, and entomology, to floriculture, nursery and landscaping, row crops, biotechnology, and even careers. Each chapter contains an insert that provides a description of an FFA-sponsored event that relates directly to the chapter topic, reinforcing the most important concepts. With hands-on activities designed to encourage students to relate the book's coverage to its real-world applications, this is the perfect book for a first agriculture or agriscience class.

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Dr. 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 University, 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 serving as National President of the FFA Alumni Association, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school students 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.

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1. The World Of Agriculture. 2. The History Of Agriculture. 3. Soil: The Origin Of Life. 4. Plant Structures And Their Uses. 5. Agricultural Pests. 6. Floriculture. 7. Nursery Production. 8. Landscaping. 9. Fruit And Nut Production. 10. Row Crops. 11. Forest Science. 12. Protecting The Environment. 13. Organic Agriculture. 14. The Livestock Industry. 15. The Dairy Industry. 16. The Poultry Industry. 17. The Science Of Aquaculture. 18. Companion Animals Supply. 20. The Ethical Treatment Of Animals. 21. Selecting And Using Hand Tools. 22. Small Engine Operation. 23. Biofuels 24. Biotechnology: The Future Of Agriculture. 25. High School Agricultural Education Programs. 26. Careers In Agricultural Science. Glossary English & Spanish.

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