What is Agriscience? The Science of Living Things
Better Living Through Research What role will you play in the challenging task of producing the food and fiber that will be required by future generations?
Better Living Through Research Agriscience has changed the comfort, convenience, and safety of people today. In the United States, 9.9% of our wages are spend on food. – Other nations spend more than half Scientistshave discovered new ways to produce greater amounts of food and fiber from 1 acre of agricultural land.
Definitions Agriculture vs. Agriscience Agriculture/Agribusiness and Renewable Natural Resources – Refers to the broad range of activities in agriculture
Jobs in Agriculture 12 % production agriculture (farming or ranching) 88% non farm / non ranch (sales, research, processing, education, plant and animal health) Technology plays an important part in agriculture
Agriscience Around Us Agriscience and technologies have changed food and fiber production from hand labor to highly mechanized. The average farmer produces enough food for about 144 people. Agriculture is a GLOBAL industry. The United State imports and exports many products daily. – Flowers South American, Bulbs Holland, Meat Argentina – Lumber U.S to Japan returns as plywood
Agriscience Around Us Irrigation transformed the great dust bowl of the American West into the “bread basket”. Journalism and Communications Radio and Television “Saturday Morning Topics” – Sally Cunningham – Channel 4 News on Sunday