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Introduction to AgriScience & Technology. Mr. Ham. Human Food Needs. Energy Growth and Repair Good Health Body Processes. Plants 250,000 plants on earth 600 are used for food Leaves Lettuce Seeds Beans Roots Potatoes. Fruits Apples Flowers Cauliflower Stems Celery

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human food needs
Human Food Needs
  • Energy
  • Growth and Repair
  • Good Health
  • Body Processes
sources of food
Plants

250,000 plants on earth

600 are used for food

Leaves

Lettuce

Seeds

Beans

Roots

Potatoes

Fruits

Apples

Flowers

Cauliflower

Stems

Celery

Multiple Parts

Turnip (leaves and roots)

Sources of Food
animal sources
Animal Sources
  • Terrestrial
    • Animals that live on land
  • Aquatic
    • Animals that live in water
  • Meat
  • Eggs
  • Milk
fiber clothing
Animal Fibers

Wool

Fur

Silk

Plant Fibers

Cotton

Flax

Hemp

Jute

Sisal

Synthetics

Those made by man

Fiber (Clothing)
wood products
Wood Products
  • Lumber
  • Plywood
  • Veneer
  • Composition Board
  • Paper
definition of agriculture
Definition of Agriculture
  • Agriculture
    • The science of growing crops and raising livestock.
innovations in agriculture
Innovations in Agriculture
  • Charles Townshed
    • 1st crop rotation system
  • Jethro Tull
    • Developed seed planting machine in early 1700’s.
  • Eli Whitney
    • Cotton gin
  • Cyrus McCormick
    • Patented a harvesting machine (reaper) in 1834
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John Deere
    • 1837 1st steel moldboard plow
  • Gregor Mendel
    • Austrian botanist
    • Discovered basic principles of heredity
  • Silver Bullet Era
    • 1940’s-1950’s
    • New pesticides on market
    • Dramatically increases yields.
  • Biotechnology Era
    • 1984 entered stock market
    • 1995 RoundUp Ready Soybeans
areas of agriculture
Areas of Agriculture
  • Supplies and Services
    • Machinery and equipment
    • Seed
    • Chemicals
    • Feed and animal medicines
  • Production Agriculture
  • Marketing and Processing
impact of agriculture
Impact of Agriculture
  • 1.6% Involved in production ag.
  • 15-17% work in the agricultural industry