AUTHORS: Herren, Dr. Ray V. - ©2011
Exploring Agriscience, fourth edition, is for students in agricultural education programs who are enrolled in their first agriculture or agriscience class. Contents center on an exploration of the agricultural industry as well as an explanation of how science concepts are used in agriculture. Topics covered include the history of agriculture; soils; plant structures; entomology; floriculture; nursery and landscaping; fruit and nuts; row crops; forestry; the environment; organic agriculture; animal science (including dairy and poultry); aquaculture; companion animals; ethics; biofuels; biotechnology; careers; agricultural mechanics; food science; and agricultural education programs. The text is illustrated with full color images that help clarify text material. Each chapter contains an insert that provides a description of an FFA-sponsored event that relate directly to the chapter topic. Each chapter contains learning activities that help relate the text concepts to real life.