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Title: Introduction to AgriScience


1
Introduction to AgriScience Technology
  • Mr. Ham

2
Human Food Needs
  • Energy
  • Growth and Repair
  • Good Health
  • Body Processes

3
Sources of Food
  • Fruits
  • Apples
  • Flowers
  • Cauliflower
  • Stems
  • Celery
  • Multiple Parts
  • Turnip (leaves and roots)
  • Plants
  • 250,000 plants on earth
  • 600 are used for food
  • Leaves
  • Lettuce
  • Seeds
  • Beans
  • Roots
  • Potatoes

4
Animal Sources
  • Terrestrial
  • Animals that live on land
  • Aquatic
  • Animals that live in water
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Milk

5
Fiber (Clothing)
  • Animal Fibers
  • Wool
  • Fur
  • Silk
  • Plant Fibers
  • Cotton
  • Flax
  • Hemp
  • Jute
  • Sisal
  • Synthetics
  • Those made by man

6
Wood Products
  • Lumber
  • Plywood
  • Veneer
  • Composition Board
  • Paper

7
Definition of Agriculture
  • Agriculture
  • The science of growing crops and raising
    livestock.

8
Innovations in Agriculture
  • Charles Townshed
  • 1st crop rotation system
  • Jethro Tull
  • Developed seed planting machine in early 1700s.
  • Eli Whitney
  • Cotton gin
  • Cyrus McCormick
  • Patented a harvesting machine (reaper) in 1834

9
  • John Deere
  • 1837 1st steel moldboard plow
  • Gregor Mendel
  • Austrian botanist
  • Discovered basic principles of heredity
  • Silver Bullet Era
  • 1940s-1950s
  • New pesticides on market
  • Dramatically increases yields.
  • Biotechnology Era
  • 1984 entered stock market
  • 1995 RoundUp Ready Soybeans

10
Areas of Agriculture
  • Supplies and Services
  • Machinery and equipment
  • Seed
  • Chemicals
  • Feed and animal medicines
  • Production Agriculture
  • Marketing and Processing

11
Impact of Agriculture
  • 1.6 Involved in production ag.
  • 15-17 work in the agricultural industry
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