Principles of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources - Texas Edition

 
 

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Help students develop knowledge and skills regarding career opportunities in this fast-growing industry

Principles of Agriculture, Food, & Natural Resources provides an up-to-date introduction to the agriculture field of study, career opportunities, and community of professionals. The text provides broad coverage of agriculture, including an international perspective, crop and animal production as well as horticulture, forestry, marketing, and processing. Students will build a strong foundation in personal development, globalization, industry standards, details, practices, and expectations.

Relevant and vital coverage provides real-world perscpective

  • New chapters on plant production, genetics, and veterinary science
  • New sections related to agricultural economics
  • Increased coverage of agricultural mechanics, including new sections on water systems and small engine maintenance
  • Includes coverage of biosecurity, responsible and ethical practices of acquiring and using Agriscience information, and seed varieties and qualities

Professional and career connections help prepare Texas students

  • Career Profile features introduce students to different careers and jobs available in agriscience.
  • One-click navigation to TEKS aligned content. Use the Digital eText, Student and Teacher Editions, to quickly jump from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards (TEKS) directly to the content in the eText that fulfills that standard.
  • The National Agriculture, Food and Natural Resources (AFNR) Career Cluster Content Standards are woven throughout the content and AFNR career pathways are presented.
  • End-of-chapter review and assessment includes a Reviewing section that provides a brief summary of chapter main ideas and review questions, an Evaluating section that features a matching activity, and an Exploring section that provides multiple questions and activities to encourage critical thinking and application of chapter concepts and skills.

Engage students with real-world examples

  • Agriscience Connections highlight authentic examples of how science is being used in agriculture today.
  • Technology Connections highlight how today's technology is being applied to support or enhance agriculture today.
  • Academic Connections highlight different areas of study and encourages students to consider its application in agriculture. Examples include biology, advanced biology, botany, communications, and more.

Teaching support exclusively designed for Texas

  • Streamline course set-up, class prep, and instruction with a Digital eText.  
    • 24/7 access to Digital eTexts of the Teacher and Student editions, as well as accompanying Test Bank and PowerPoint files.
    • One-click navigation to TEKS aligned content. Use the Digital eText, Student and Teacher Editions, to quickly jump from the Texas Essential Knowledge and Skills standards (TEKS) directly to the content in the eText that fulfills that standard.
    • Compatible with Thin Common Cartridge to facilitate single sign-on integration and rostering.
  • The robust Teacher's Wraparound Edition features chapter summaries, instructional objectives, interest approach sections, instructional strategies and teaching plans, review and evaluation procedures and re-teaching suggestions, safety reminders, recommendations for additional resources, and answers to questions.
 
 
 

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  • Carl D. Perkins
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