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Agriscience Defined Agriscience Applications Basic Agriculture Awareness
Agriscience Defined Agriscience- The application of scientific principles to agriculture Agriculture- The activities related to the production of plants, animals and related processes. Agribusiness- Refers to commercial firms that have developed from agriculture
Agriscience Defined Technology- The application of science to an industrial or commercial purpose High Tech- The use of electronics and state- of-the-art equipment to perform task
Fact!!! A United States Department of Agricultural study forecast that job opportunities for graduates in agricultural and life sciences will exceed the graduates available in the coming years.
Areas of Agriscience The Basic Sciences 1) Biology- The study of living things 2) Chemistry- Deals with elements and simple substances 3) Biochemistry- Focuses on chemistry as it is applied over living things.
Applied Sciences n Aquaculture n Agricultural Engineering n Animal Science n Crop Science n Agronomy n Soil Science n Biotechnology n Horticulture n Hydroponics Definition- The application of one or more of the basic sciences for practical (real life) purposes.
The Science of Living Things Objective: Contrast agriculture, agriscience and agribusiness and their impact on industry
What is Agriculture? n The activities concerned with the production of plants, animals, and related supplies, mechanics, products, processing, and marketing –Production agriculture (farming) only accounts for 1/5 th of the total agriculture jobs in the US
What is Agribusiness? n Refers to commercial firms that have developed out of agriculture –Take a moment to name three agribusinesses in your notes: n John Deere John Deere John Deere n Monsanto Monsanto n Tractor Supply Tractor Supply Tractor Supply
What is Agriscience? n Application of scientific principles and new technologies n Applied science –Uses basic sciences in practical ways n Biology n Chemistry n Physics
Agriscience Examples n Agronomy –Uses biology and chemistry to produce and control crops n Cotton n Soybeans n Tobacco n Corn n Hay and Turf grass
Agriscience Examples n Entomology –Uses biology and chemistry to study insect life n Agriculture Engineering –Uses physics to develop new machines, tools and implements
Agriscience Examples n Biotechnology –Uses biology, genetics, and chemistry to modify or change organisms for a useful purpose
Scientific Method n Agriculture and other sciences use the Scientific Method to solve problems
Scientific Method n Identifies a Problem n Reviews Literature n Forms a Hypothesis n Prepare a Project Proposal n Design the Experiment n Collect the Data n Conclusions n Prepare a Written Report
Scientific Method n List in your notebook at least five problems that you think could be solved by science to make our world a better place