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  1. The Importance of Agriculture-Agriscience in Our Lives- Holton Agricultural Education Department Agriculture Exploration Class

  2. What was it like?

  3. What was it like? • Every second was spent worrying about your next meal.

  4. Hunters and Gatherers • If you wanted to eat you either had to go out and kill it or go out and gather it.

  5. Hunters and Gatherers • Nature provided caves for shelter and wood for fire.

  6. Hunters and Gatherers • Wild animals provided meat for food and clothing.

  7. What is Agriscience?

  8. What is Agriscience? • Agriculture -

  9. What is Agriscience? • Agriculture - The production, processing, and marketing of food, fiber, and renewable natural resources.

  10. What is Agriscience? • Agriculture - The production, processing, and marketing of food, fiber, and renewable natural resources. • Production involves the actual producing of the food and fiber, this area includes all of the inputs necessary for production and all of the production labor.

  11. What is Agriscience? • Agriculture - The production, processing, and marketing of food, fiber, and renewable natural resources. • Production involves the actual producing of the food and fiber, this are includes all of the inputs necessary for production and all of the production labor. • Grain, Livestock, and Fruit Farming

  12. What is Agriscience? • Agriculture - The production, processing, and marketing of food, fiber, and renewable natural resources. • Production involves the actual producing of the food and fiber, this are includes all of the inputs necessary for production and all of the production labor. • Grain, Livestock, and Fruit Farming • Chemicals, fertilizers, & supporting agribusiness

  13. What is Agriscience? • Agriculture - The production, processing, and marketing of food, fiber, and renewable natural resources. • Processing involves the changing of a raw natural product and converting it into a useable, consumable product.

  14. What is Agriscience? • Agriculture - The production, processing, and marketing of food, fiber, and renewable natural resources. • Processing involves the changing of a raw natural product and converting it into a useable, consumable product. • Grain and Feed Milling, Meat Processing, Saw Mills, etc.

  15. What is Agriscience? • Agriculture - The production, processing, and marketing of food, fiber, and renewable natural resources. • Marketing involves packaging, distribution, and sales of finished agriculture products to retailers and to the consumers.

  16. What is Agriscience? • Agriculture - The production, processing, and marketing of food, fiber, and renewable natural resources. • Marketing involves packaging, distribution, and sales of finished agriculture products to retailers and to the consumers. • Shipping, advertising, restaurants, grocery stores, lumber yards, etc.

  17. What is Agriscience? • Agriscience Defined -

  18. What is Agriscience? • Agriscience Defined - The application of scientific principles and new technologies relating to agriculture.

  19. What is Agriscience? • Agriscience Defined - The application of scientific principles and new technologies relating to agriculture. • Agriscience makes our agriculture production system more productive and efficient.

  20. Agriscience - Science put into action.

  21. Agriscience - Science put into action. • The Basic Sciences

  22. Agriscience - Science put into action. • The Basic Sciences • Biology • Earth Science • Chemistry • Biochemistry • Physics

  23. Agriscience - Science put into action.

  24. Agriscience - Science put into action. • The Applied Sciences

  25. Agriscience - Science put into action. • Applied Sciences • Horticulture • Animal Science • Agronomy • Agriculture Mechanization • Aquaculture • Integrated Pest Management • Irrigation

  26. Agriscience - Science put into action. • Currently people in the united states only spend 14 cents of every dollar they earn on food.

  27. Agriscience - Science put into action. • Currently people in the united states only spend 14 cents of every dollar they earn on food. • Food in the United State is cheaper than any other place in the world.

  28. Agriscience - Science put into action. • Currently people in the united states only spend 14 cents of every dollar they earn on food. • Food in the United State is cheaper than any other place in the world. • Advances in agriscience are the reason!!!

  29. Recent Agriculture Headlines

  30. BST - Bovine Somatotropin Recent Agriculture Headlines

  31. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Recent Agriculture Headlines

  32. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Beef and Apple Juice Recent Agriculture Headlines

  33. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Recent Agriculture Headlines

  34. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering Recent Agriculture Headlines

  35. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering -Bt Corn Recent Agriculture Headlines

  36. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering -Bt Corn -Roundup Ready Beans Recent Agriculture Headlines

  37. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering -Bt Corn -Roundup Ready Beans Oprah Winfrey Trial Recent Agriculture Headlines

  38. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering -Bt Corn -Roundup Ready Beans Oprah Winfrey Trial - I will never eat another burger Recent Agriculture Headlines

  39. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering -Bt Corn -Roundup Ready Beans Oprah Winfrey Trial - I will never eat another burger Pesticides in the drinking water Recent Agriculture Headlines

  40. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering -Bt Corn -Roundup Ready Beans Oprah Winfrey Trial - I will never eat another burger Pesticides in the drinking water Pesticide residues found on fruit Recent Agriculture Headlines

  41. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering -Bt Corn -Roundup Ready Beans Oprah Winfrey Trial - I will never eat another burger Pesticides in the drinking water Pesticide residues found on fruit BSE - Bovine Spongiform Ecephalathy -(Mad Cow Disease) Recent Agriculture Headlines

  42. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering -Bt Corn -Roundup Ready Beans Oprah Winfrey Trial - I will never eat another burger Pesticides in the drinking water Pesticide residues found on fruit BSE - Bovine Spongiform Ecephalathy -(Mad Cow Disease) Livestock waste runoff in water Recent Agriculture Headlines

  43. BST - Bovine Somatotropin E. Coli Food Poisoning Growth Hormones Biotechnology or genetic engineering -Bt Corn -Roundup Ready Beans Oprah Winfrey Trial - I will never eat another burger Pesticides in the drinking water Pesticide residues found on fruit BSE - Bovine Spongiform Ecephalathy -(Mad Cow Disease) Livestock waste runoff in water Methane is depleting the ozone and causing global warming Recent Agriculture Headlines

  44. The Media Can Be Pretty Scary • You should know enough to make and informed decision and find out the rest of the information.

  45. The Media Can Be Pretty Scary • You should know enough to make and informed decision and find out the rest of the information. • Knowledge is your protection.

  46. The Media Can Be Pretty Scary • You should know enough to make and informed decision and find out the rest of the information. • Knowledge is your protection. • Intelligent people listen to all of the information and then ask the right questions.

  47. The Media Can Be Pretty Scary • You should know enough to make and informed decision and find out the rest of the information. • Knowledge is your protection. • Intelligent people listen to all of the information and then ask the right questions.

  48. What do you believe? • If you were to believe all of the negative publicity about the agriculture industry then you won’t be left with many options when it comes time for dinner.

  49. What do you believe? • If you were to believe all of the negative publicity about the agriculture industry then you won’t be left with many options when it comes time for dinner. • Meat, grains, juices, fruit, vegetables, water, milk, pasta, etc have all been challenged as not safe by the recent media attention on agriculture.

  50. What do you believe? • If you were to believe all of the negative publicity about the agriculture industry then you won’t be left with many options when it comes time for dinner. • Meat, grains, juices, fruit, vegetables, water, milk, pasta, etc have all been challenged as not safe by the recent media attention on agriculture. • If all of these foods are unsafe then what is left?