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Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources

By: John S. Rayfield, Kasee L. Smith, Travis D. Park, and D. Barry Croom
ISBN: 978-1-63126-235-7
Format: Hardcover
Copyright: 2017
Subject: Agriculture
Description
This comprehensive new text welcomes today's learners to the diverse and exciting world of agriscience and prepares them for more advanced courses. Written by leaders in agriculture education, Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources provides a fresh, visual, and highly applied introduction to the systems and concepts that define modern agriculture, including food systems and natural resources. Reading and critical thinking skills are developed by several features in each lesson, including “Before You Read,” “Analyze and Apply,” and “Thinking Critically.” All of these challenge learners to research topics in depth and to apply what they have learned.
  • STEM Connections appear frequently within lessons and challenge learners to apply AFNR concepts more generally.
  • Students can explore the various types of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) and the use of the Agricultural Experience Tracker (AET).
  • The text provides practical information on building leadership, communication, and parliamentary procedure skills.
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Text 978-1-63126-235-7
This comprehensive new text welcomes today's learners to the diverse and exciting world of agriscience and prepares them for more advanced courses. Written by leaders in agriculture education, Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources provides a fresh, visual, and highly applied introduction to the systems and concepts that define modern agriculture, including food systems and natural resources. Reading and critical thinking skills are developed by several features in each lesson, including “Before You Read,” “Analyze and Apply,” and “Thinking Critically.” All of these challenge learners to research topics in depth and to apply what they have learned.
  • STEM Connections appear frequently within lessons and challenge learners to apply AFNR concepts more generally.
  • Students can explore the various types of supervised agricultural experiences (SAEs) and the use of the Agricultural Experience Tracker (AET).
  • The text provides practical information on building leadership, communication, and parliamentary procedure skills.
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription (Instant Access) 978-1-63126-241-8
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Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription (min. 15) 978-1-63126-238-8
The Online Learning Suite for Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources offers a complete learning package that is accessible through any Internet-enabled device, including computers, smartphones, and tablets. Students can study in the classroom or on the go: whenever or wherever it is most convenient.

Instructional materials included are:

Online Textbook
All content from the print textbook is included with exact page reproductions to ensure that students do not miss any important information or illustrations. Navigation is easy with a linked table of contents, and the search function helps students to easily find information.

Companion Website
Activities that correspond to textbook content are readily available on this companion website that provides a means of attracting student attention while increasing comprehension and retention of key concepts. Vocabulary games, e-flash cards, and interactive quizzes are examples of the included content.

Online Lab Workbook
This is an exact reproduction of the printed lab workbook with features that provide options to meet classroom needs. Pages can be printed on demand for assignment, or students can complete their assignments online using embedded form fields and then print or e-mail the results for grading.

Video Clip Library
The Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Video Clip Library Online contains 30 new and original video clips scripted and produced by agriculture experts to enrich the student's experience with this new text. The fast-paced, focused videos will hold student attention and won't distract them with dated hairdos and fashion styles. Using the video clip library as part of your classroom instruction will help your students retain more information, generate enthusiasm for agriculture studies, and discover links between their agricultural studies and the world outside the classroom.
Bundle (Text + Online Learning Suite, 6yr. Classroom Subscription) (min. 15) 978-1-63126-239-5
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Lab Workbook 978-1-63126-236-4
The Lab Workbook includes two types of student activities. The first type of activity consists of questions designed to reinforce the content of the textbook. Completing these “workbook” activities helps you gain a deeper understanding the terms, concepts, theory, and procedures presented in the lesson. The second type consists of hands-on lab activities, designed to be completed in the classroom with instructor guidance and supervision. These “lab” activities provide an opportunity to apply and extend the knowledge gained from the textbook.
Bundle (Text + Workbook) 978-1-63126-237-1
Bundle contains copy of the Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources textbook and Workbook.
Instructor's Resource CD 978-1-63126-242-5
This Instructor's Resource CD contains the following items:
  • Instructor's Resources. An introduction and overview of teaching material. Files are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Correlation Charts. Correlation Charts aligning the text with curriculum standards. Files are in Portable Document Format (PDF).
  • Answer Keys. Textbook and Workbook Answer Keys in PDF format.
  • Lesson Plans. Customizable daily Lesson Plans in Microsoft Word (DOCX) format.
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ExamView® Assessment Suite CD 1850 questions 978-1-63126-243-2
The ExamView® Assessment Suite allows you to quickly and easily create, administer, and score paper and online tests. The ExamView® Assessment Suite includes the ExamView® Test Generator, ExamView® Test Manager, and ExamView® Test Player. This product includes 58 test banks with a total of 1850 questions.

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Windows®:
Windows® 7, 8, or 10 (32 or 64 bit); Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or higher (or equivalent); 2GB RAM; 500MB hard disk space; Monitor capable of displaying 1024 x 768 or higher resolution; Internet connection to access the Web publishing and content update features.
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Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License over 1470 slides 978-1-63126-244-9
Individual License. This product contains presentations in PowerPoint format for each of the 58 lessons, comprising over 1470 slides of instructional material.

The presentations are best viewed in PowerPoint 2003 or higher or in the PowerPoint Viewer. If viewed in earlier versions of PowerPoint, they may not display properly. Also provided is a link that allows download of the current version of PowerPoint Viewer. Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

System Requirements
Windows®:
Intel® Pentium® dual-core processor 2GHz or equivalent, Windows® 7/8/10, 2GB RAM, Internet Explorer®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.

Macintosh®: Intel® processor 2GHz or equivalent, Mac OS® X v10.6 or higher, 256MB RAM, Safari®, allow active content, PowerPoint® Viewer (free download for Mac OS® 9.X), and Adobe® Reader® (free download). Internet connection required to access web links, streaming content, and free downloads.
Online Instructor Resources, 6yr. Individual Subscription 978-1-63126-240-1
The Online Instructor Resources 6yr. Subscription provides 6 years of individual access to the classroom materials used most—all in one convenient location. This provides instructor access to the online textbook, lab workbook, video clip library, answer keys, lesson plans, PowerPoint® presentations, and ExamView® Assessment Suite Software with question banks.
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Related Title(s)
Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Video Clip Library
Table of Contents
1. Agriculture and Society
  • Agriculture's Impact on Society
  • Agriculture's Impact on Society
  • History of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
  • History of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources
  • Future of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources Management
  • Future of Agriculture, Food Systems, and Natural Resources Management
2. Leadership in Agriculture
  • Building Leadership Skills through Agriculture
  • Building Leadership Skills through Agriculture
  • Communication Skills in the Agricultural Industry
  • Communication Skills in the Agricultural Industry
  • Conducting Meetings in Agricultural Organizations
  • Conducting Meetings in Agricultural Organizations
3. Agriculture as a Career
  • Experiential Learning through Agriculture (SAE)
  • Experiential Learning through Agriculture (SAE)
  • Your Career in Agriculture
  • Your Career in Agriculture
4. Agricultural Safety
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Occupational Safety and Health
  • Shop and Lab Safety
  • Shop and Lab Safety
  • Farm and Work Safety
  • Farm and Work Safety
5. Agricultural Science
  • Agriscience and the Scientific Method
  • Agriscience and the Scientific Method
  • Practical Science in Agriculture
  • Practical Science in Agriculture
  • Biotechnology in Agriculture
  • Biotechnology in Agriculture
6. Agricultural Technology
  • Agricultural Structures
  • Agricultural Structures
  • Exploring Agricultural Technology
  • Exploring Agricultural Technology
7. Agricultural Power and Engineering
  • Energy Systems
  • Energy Systems
  • Biofuels
  • Biofuels
  • Agricultural Tools and Equipment
  • Agricultural Tools and Equipment
  • Agricultural Design and Fabrication
  • Agricultural Design and Fabrication
  • Power Systems
  • Power Systems
8. Agricultural Mathematics
  • Agricultural Business Principles
  • Agricultural Business Principles
  • Practical Mathematics in Agriculture
  • Practical Mathematics in Agriculture
9. Importance of Food
  • Local Food Systems
  • Local Food Systems
  • Global Food Systems
  • Global Food Systems
  • Maintaining a Safe Food Supply
  • Maintaining a Safe Food Supply
  • Animal Feeds and Feeding
  • Animal Feeds and Feeding
10. Large Animal Production
  • Beef Industry
  • Beef Industry
  • Dairy Industry
  • Dairy Industry
  • Equine Industry
  • Equine Industry
11. Small Animal Production
  • Poultry Industry
  • Poultry Industry
  • Swine Industry
  • Swine Industry
  • Sheep Industry
  • Sheep Industry
  • Goat Industry
  • Goat Industry
12. Other Animal Production
  • Companion Animals
  • Companion Animals
  • Aquaculture Industry
  • Aquaculture Industry
  • Non-Traditional Animal Industries
  • Non-Traditional Animal Industries
  • By-Products from Animal Industries
  • By-Products from Animal Industries
13. Plant Production
  • Plant Anatomy and Physiology
  • Plant Anatomy and Physiology
  • Cereal Grain Production
  • Cereal Grain Production
  • Oil Crop Production
  • Oil Crop Production
  • Fiber Crop Production
  • Fiber Crop Production
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production
  • Fruit and Vegetable Production
  • Ornamental Horticulture
  • Ornamental Horticulture
14. Environmental Systems Impacting Agriculture
  • Ecosystems
  • Ecosystems
  • Ecological Cycles
  • Ecological Cycles
  • The Influence of Climate on Agriculture
  • The Influence of Climate on Agriculture
  • Animals, Plants, and Geography
  • Animals, Plants, and Geography
15. Soil and Water Management
  • History of Conservation in the United States
  • History of Conservation in the United States
  • Soil Formation and Properties
  • Soil Formation and Properties
  • Hydrological Cycles
  • Hydrological Cycles
  • Water Quality
  • Water Quality
  • Conservation Practices in Agriculture
  • Conservation Practices in Agriculture
16. Natural Resources and Recreation
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Outdoor Recreation
  • Wildlife Management
  • Wildlife Management
  • Stewardship of Natural Resources
  • Stewardship of Natural Resources
17. Forestry
  • Forest Production
  • Forest Production
  • Technology in Forest Management
  • Technology in Forest Management
Look Inside
Text
PDF
Chapter 3 (PDF, 1.14 MB)
PDF
Chapter 10 (PDF, 6.23 MB)
Online Text, 1yr. Individual Subscription (Instant Access)
g-wonlinetextbooks.com
Chapter 3 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
g-wonlinetextbooks.com
Chapter 10 (g-wonlinetextbooks.com, Agriculture)
Instructor's Presentations for PowerPoint® CD, Individual License
PPS
Lesson 3.1 (PPS, 2.39 MB)
PPS
Lesson 3.2 (PPS, 1.78 MB)
PPS
Lesson 10.1 (PPS, 7.81 MB)
PPS
Lesson 10.2 (PPS, 2.63 MB)
PPS
Lesson 10.3 (PPS, 12.92 MB)
Companion Website
www.g-wlearning.com
View Site (www.g-wlearning.com, Agriculture)
Correlations
Florida
PDF
Agritechnology I (PDF, 109 KB)
Mississippi
Precision Exams
PDF
Agricultural Science (PDF, 636 KB)
Tennessee
PDF
Agriscience (PDF, 441 KB)
Texas
Texas ELPS
Utah
PDF
Agricultural Science (PDF, 547 KB)
About the Author(s)

John S. Rayfield - an Associate Professor in the Agricultural Education and Communications Department at Texas Tech University, earned his bachelor's degree in agricultural education from Auburn University, his master's degree in agricultural extension from the University of Georgia, and his doctorate of education in agricultural education from Texas Tech University. His school's FFA chapter was recognized as the Outstanding Middle School Program in the nation by National FFA in 2001. He serves as superintendent for the National FFA Livestock Career Development Event and judges junior and open livestock shows across the U.S.

Kasee L. Smith - an Assistant Professor at the University of Idaho, earned her bachelor's and master's degrees in agricultural education from Utah State University, her doctorate of education in agricultural education from Texas A&M University, and taught high school agriculture in Spanish Fork, Utah, for eleven years. Her agriculture program was recognized as a National FFA Model of Innovation Chapter.

Travis D. Park - is an Associate Professor at North Carolina State University and co-leads Developing Educational Leaders and Teachers of Agriculture (DELTA). He earned his bachelor's and master's degrees from Purdue University in agricultural education, where he was named the outstanding male student in the graduating class. Dr. Park subsequently taught high school agriculture for five years in Wolcott, Indiana, where his agriculture program was recognized as one of the top six programs in the nation. He earned his doctoral degree at the University of Florida, and then was hired as an assistant and associate professor in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences, Cornell University. Dr. Park directed the teacher education program at Cornell and coordinated the Agricultural Outreach and Education program.

D. Barry Croom - a professor and department head for Agricultural Education and Agricultural Sciences at Oregon State University, is also an Alumni Distinguished Undergraduate Professor Emeritus in the Department of Agricultural and Extension Education at North Carolina State University. He was a high school agriculture teacher in North Carolina and later served as the State Coordinator for the North Carolina FFA Association. Dr. Croom is a former NCSU Park Faculty Scholar, a Fellow of North American Colleges and Teachers of Agriculture, and a Fellow of the American Association for Agricultural Education. He earned both the American FFA Degree and the Honorary American FFA Degree from the National FFA Organization, and the Lifetime Achievement Award by the North Carolina FFA Association. In 2015, he received the Outstanding New Professor Award from the Agricultural Executive Board at Oregon State University. Dr. Croom also served as editor of the Journal of Agricultural Education.