Exploring Agriscience

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Delmar Thomson Learning, 2002 - Science - 418 pages
Going beyond the elements of traditional science texts, "Exploring Agriscience 2nd Edition," offers readers a firm intellectual and skill-based foundation for further career preparations in agriscience. A comprehensive introduction to horticulture, animal science, environmental science, biotechnology, and careers in agricultural-related fields, "Exploring Agriscience" is for anyone interested in gaining broader knowledge of the agriculture industry, particularly students. With thorough, up-to-date coverage, the chapters encourage readers to integrate basic biological and technical concepts with the principles of agriculture, while the exquisite full-color illustrations, and hands-on applications reinforce key principles of the text.

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Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from Auburn University, a Master's degree in Agribusiness Education from Alabama A & M University, and a Doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as National President of the FFA Alumni Association, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school students and the National Committee for Career Development Events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, as well as UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.

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