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Agribusiness
A term referring to the full scale of operations related to the business of agriculture. It
connotes the interrelationships of farming, farm services, soil science, agronomy, land grant universities,
county extension services, state and federal experiment stations, soil and water conservation services, plant
and animal nutrition, plant and animal protection, transportation, finance, and marketing.
agriculture
The broad industry engaged in the production of plants and animals for food and fiber, the
provision of agricultural supplies and services, and the processing, marketing, and distribution of agricultural
products.
commodity
Any unprocessed or partially processed good, such as a grain, fruit, vegetable, or metal.
crop
Any product of the soil. In a narrow sense, the product of a harvest obtained by labor, as distinguished
from natural production or wild growth.
FFA
A national youth organization for students interested in agriculture. The official name is the National FFA
Organization. In 1988, the National FFA Organization changed its original name of Future Farmers of America
to reflect the expanding career field of Agricultural Education.
fiber
A fine, threadlike piece, such as cotton or wool.
food
Anything which when taken into the body, nourishes the tissues and supplies body heat.
input
Supplies and services farmers use to produce crops and livestock; any resource used in production.
livestock
Farm animals raised to produce milk, meat, work, and wool; includes beef and dairy cattle, swine,
sheep, horses, and goats; may also include poultry.
natural resources
The natural wealth of a country, consisting of land, forests, mineral deposits, water, etc.
poultry
Domesticated fowls that are raised primarily for their meat, eggs, or feathers, as chickens, turkeys,
ducks, and geese.
SAE
Supervised Agricultural Experience.
shelter
Something beneath or within which a person, animal, or thing is protected from adverse conditions.