2Agriscience Defined The Three A's Agriculture- The activities related to the production of plants, animals and related processes.Agribusiness- Refers to commercial firms that have developed from agricultureAgriscience- The application of scientific principles to agriculture
3Agriscience DefinedTechnology- The application of science to an industrial or commercial purposeHigh Tech- The use of electronics and state-of-the-art equipment to perform task
4Fact!!!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.
5Areas of Agriscience The Basic Sciences 1) Biology- The study of living things2) Chemistry- Deals with elements and simple substances3) Biochemistry- Focuses on chemistry as it is applied over living things.
6Applied Sciences Aquaculture Agricultural Engineering Animal Science Definition- The application of one or more of the basic sciences for practical (real life) purposes.AquacultureAgricultural EngineeringAnimal ScienceCrop ScienceAgronomySoil ScienceBiotechnologyHorticultureHydroponics
7The Science of Living Things Objective: Contrast agriculture, agriscience and agribusiness and their impact on industry
8What is Agriculture?The activities concerned with the production of plants, animals, and related supplies, mechanics, products, processing, and marketingProduction agriculture (farming) only accounts for 1/5th of the total agriculture jobs in the US
9What is Agribusiness?Refers to commercial firms that have developed out of agricultureTake a moment to name three agribusinesses in your notes:John DeereMonsantoTractor Supply
10What is Agriscience?Application of scientific principles and new technologiesApplied scienceUses basic sciences in practical waysBiologyChemistryPhysics
11Agriscience Examples Agronomy Uses biology and chemistry to produce and control cropsCottonSoybeansTobaccoCornHay and Turf grass
12Agriscience Examples Entomology Agriculture Engineering Uses biology and chemistry to study insect lifeAgriculture EngineeringUses physics to develop new machines, tools and implements
13Agriscience Examples Biotechnology Uses biology, genetics, and chemistry to modify or change organisms for a useful purpose
14Scientific MethodAgriculture and other sciences use the Scientific Method to solve problems
15Scientific Method Identifies a Problem Reviews Literature Forms a HypothesisPrepare a Project ProposalDesign the ExperimentCollect the DataConclusionsPrepare a Written Report
16Scientific MethodList in your notebook at least five problems that you think could be solved by science to make our world a better place