Higher Education

Exploring Agriscience, 2nd Edition

  • Dr. Ray V. Herren University of Georgia, Athens (Emeritus)
  • ISBN-10: 0766816745  |  ISBN-13: 9780766816749
  • 544 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 1997
  • © 2002 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $248.75 List Price = $ 330.95
  • Newer Edition Available



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.

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Features and Benefits

  • 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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Instructor Supplements

Lab Manual/IML  (ISBN-10: 076681677X | ISBN-13: 9780766816770)

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 0766816761 | ISBN-13: 9780766816763)

List Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.75

Instructor's Manual  (ISBN-10: 0766816753 | ISBN-13: 9780766816756)

Student Supplements

Lab Manual  (ISBN-10: 0766816761 | ISBN-13: 9780766816763)

List Price = $125.95  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $94.75

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Dr. Ray V. Herren

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.