Agriculture and the Undergraduate

Agriculture and the Undergraduate

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This book presents efforts to chart the comprehensive changes needed to meet the challenges of undergraduate professional education in agriculture. The United States needs to invest in the future--in human capital and the scientific knowledge base--to revitalize one of its leading industries, the agricultural, food, and environmental system. That objective can be met by educating all students about agriculture as well as by educating others specifically for careers in agriculture. Agriculture and the Undergraduate includes perspectives on rewarding excellence in teaching and formulating curricula to reflect cultural diversity, the environment, ecology, agribusiness and business, humanities and the social sciences, and the economic and global contexts of agriculture.Weiser received a B.S. degree from North Dakota State University in horticulture and a Ph.D. degree from Oregon State ... Using the RCBs, he initiated the Wisconsin Fast Plants and Bottle Biology programs in 1988, both supported by theanbsp;...

Title:Agriculture and the Undergraduate
Author:Board on Agriculture, National Research Council
Publisher:National Academies Press - 1992-01-15


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