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Grade 8

Virginia Heckert July 16, 2013

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1.1 WHAT ARE THE AGRICULTURAL SCIENCES?


Also known as Agronomy, it is a combination of disciplines that include the exact application of natural, economic, and social sciences used in the practice and understanding of Agriculture. Agriculture is: The Practices, Techniques, and Activities to utilize the environment to produce plants and animals for consumption. Agronomy is: The Research and Development to study and improve agriculture.

Agriculture vs. Agronomy


What is the Difference?

1.2 EXAMPLES OF AGRICULTURE CLOSE TO

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Students are getting their Hands On Agriculture! Click-Read about Ag in the Classroom at a High School in Lexington, KY.

1.2B AGRICULTURE IN YOUR AREA

Ag Sciences Plant Water Animal Biotechnology Ecology Soils Equipment tech Microbiology Genetics Nutrition Sustainable Ag Bio-fuels Economics

Feed the World

Ensure Bio-safety

The Mission

Management of Natural Resources

Efficiency Conservation Technology Quality Quantity

Respect & Protect the Environment

Learn more: American Society of Agronomy website

Agronomy is Linked to Local areas called Eco-regions

1) Climate 2) Soils 3) Types of Plants and Animals living in that Eco-region


Click-Learn more about Ag Science at Kids.Net.Au.com

REFERENCES
Agriculture Science. (2013). Kids.Net.Au. http://encyclopedia.kids.net.au/page/ag/Agricultural_science. July 13, 2013.
American Society of Agronomy. About Agronomy. (2013). https://www.agronomy.org/aboutagronomy. July 13, 2013. Poore, Chris. Lexington High School prepares students for careers in agriculture. (2013). Farm Flavor. (http://farmflavor.com/us-ag/kentucky/industry-overview-kentucky/cultivating-thenext-generation-of-kentucky-agriculture/

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Angelo State University. Prospective Students. Black Angus cattle photo. (2013), http://www.angelo.edu/dept/agriculture/prospective_students.php Down to Earth. (2013) Seedling to Tree photo. International Paper Company. http://www.internationalpaper.com/apps/d2e/down2earthonline/t-01.html NDFMGA. Farmers Market photo. (2013). http://www.ndfarmersmarkets.com/page_21.html

New Mexico State University. Horticulture program student photo. (2013). http://nmsu.edu/~counsel/career/careers/horticulture.php
Youngblood, Todd. Content Harvesting. (2013). Dreamland Interactive. http://dreamlandinteractive.com/2013/03/content-harvesting-an-introduction/

a)Research and Development b)Activities to utilize the environment to produce plants and animals for consumption c) Known as Agronomy d)A combination of natural, social and economic sciences

2. AN EXAMPLE OF AGRICULTURE NEAR YOUR HOME MIGHT BE:


a) Seedlings in a Greenhouse b) Planting an Organic Garden c) Milking time at a Dairy Farm d) Harvesting a Wheat Field e) All the Above

3. AGRICULTURE SCIENCES ONLY FOCUS ON GRAIN PRODUCTION TRUE OR FALSE?

4. WHAT MAKES ECO-REGIONS UNIQUE IN THE STUDY OF GLOBAL AGRICULTURE SCIENCES?


a) The population total
b) Climate, Trees, and Seasons

c) Types of Animals and Plants, Soils, and Climate


d) It doesnt matterIts the same Everywhere

5. AGRONOMY RESEARCH IS DONE ACCORDING TO:


a) Eco-Regions b) Political parties c) USDA d) None of these