The Meaning of Agriculture and Technology

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					The Meaning of Agriculture and
        Technology
          AG-BAS-2-a
        What is agriscience?
• The use of science in producing food,
  fiber, and shelter.
  Emphasis is on growing plants, raising
  animals, and getting products to the
  consumer.
     What are the two areas of
           agriscience?
• Applied
  – The knowledge used in producing plants and
    animals
• Basic
  – Provides information for additional study
  – We gain an understanding of how a process
    works
                Technology

• What is technology?
  – The practical use of science
• What is meant by appropriate technology?
  – That which best fits the needs of people
• How does appropriate technology vary from
  developed countries to developing countries?
  – In developing countries, the latest technology is
    often too advanced. The people are not ready for
    it
 What potential problems or challenges
   are presented when appropriate
       technology is not used?
• The technology is not utilized
• In developing countries, can cause an
  economic impact due to a large increase in
  unemployment
• Misinformation or misunderstanding
• Fear of health, job security
    Introducing technology
Advanced technology should be integrated
into society and developing countries
gradually
               Assignment
• Use magazines to find 3 articles about
  agriscience and/or technology.
• Write a 1 paragraph summary of each
  article. (article title, magazine name)
• Choose one article to discuss with the class.

				
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