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Exploring Agriscience 2nd Edition

Dr. Ray V. Herren

  • Published
  • Previous Editions 1997
  • 544 Pages


This full-color exploratory approach to agriscience helps students develop a firm intellectual and skill-based foundation for further career preparations in agriscience. Its easy to follow format accommodates the middle school students need for a broad introduction to such subjects as horticulture, animal science, environmental science, biotechnology, and careers in agricultural-related fields. Numerous hands-on exercises and superb full-color illustrations help reinforce major principles, while highlighted articles, featuring FFA Career Development Events, prepare students for later participation in FFA contests. An instructor's guide, laboratory manual, teacher's resource guide and test bank CD-ROM are also available for this text.

Dr. Ray V. Herren, University of Georgia, Athens (Emeritus)

Dr. Ray V. Herren has been actively involved in agriculture for most of his life. He grew up on a diversified farm, where he played a major role in the production of livestock. He obtained a Bachelor of Science degree in Agricultural Education from Auburn University, a Master's degree in Agribusiness Education from Alabama A & M University, and a Doctorate in vocational education (with an emphasis in agricultural education) from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. Dr. Herren has taught at Virginia Tech, Oregon State University, and the University of Georgia in Athens, where he recently retired as head of the Department of Agriculture Leadership, Education, and Communication. In addition to serving as National President of the FFA Alumni Association, he has served on numerous committees from the local to international level, including a national task force to develop FFA programs for middle school students and the National Committee for Career Development Events. His prolific scholarly activity includes 26 journal articles, 51 invited or refereed presentations, and 12 books and manuals. He has also earned several awards for his commitment to service, as well as UGA's prestigious College of Education Outstanding Teaching Award.
  • The chapters provide thorough, up-to-date coverage encouraging students to integrate basic biological and technical concepts with the principles of agriculture.
  • Full color illustrations enhance student comprehension with visual learning reinforcement of key concepts.
  • Especially suited for science credit courses, the text offers essential instruction on plant and animal science, food science and environmental technology.

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  • ISBN-10: 0766816745
  • ISBN-13: 9780766816749
  • Bookstore Wholesale Price $253.75
  • RETAIL $337.95

Cengage provides a range of supplements that are updated in coordination with the main title selection. For more information about these supplements, contact your Learning Consultant.


Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781305949836
Revised for the current text edition, the Lab Manual for Herren's Exploring Agriscience, Fifth Edition, contains a variety of exercises to help students retain and apply key concepts presented in the textbook. Labs are organized by topic and include step-by-step, hands-on experiments that demonstrate these key concepts, as well as follow-up questions to develop critical-thinking skills.

Instructor's Companion Website

ISBN: 9781305949843
The companion site to accompany for Herren's Exploring Agriscience, Fifth Edition, features tools to support learning and facilitate teaching: Answers to review questions appearing at the end of each chapter, as well as answers to lab manual questions, allow teachers to assess and document student learning. Lesson plans provide an outline of key topics in each chapter, and they correlate to accompanying PowerPoint® presentations. PowerPoint® presentations align with the provided lesson plans and include photos and illustrations to visually reinforce the key points in each chapter. Testing powered by Cognero®, a flexible online system, provides chapter-by-chapter quizzes. Bonus agriscience projects offer another tool to provide students with an opportunity to practice what they are learning in the classroom—while having fun! An image gallery features full-color photos and illustrations from the text that can easily enhance classroom presentations. For these instructor-specific resources, please visit at and follow the prompts for obtaining access to this secure site.

Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® Instant Access

ISBN: 9781305949867
Cengage Learning Testing, powered by Cognero® is a flexible, online system that allows you to import, edit, and manipulate content from the text’s test bank or elsewhere, including your own favorite test questions; create multiple test versions in an instant; and deliver tests from your LMS, your classroom, or wherever you want.


Lab Manual

ISBN: 9781305949836
Revised for the current text edition, the Lab Manual for Herren's EXPLORING AGRISCIENCE, Fifth Edition, includes plenty of fun, hands-on experiments that help demonstrate what you are learning in your textbook.