Part 3: Vocabulary

Agribusiness:

  • The business of agriculture
  • Includes producing, preparing, selling, and delivering agricultural products

Biodiesel:

  • An alternative fuel produced from crop oils
  • Used in diesel-powered vehicles and machinery

Biofuels:

  • Liquid fuels made from plant materials

Chapter:

  • A local high school FFA club

Chemicals:

  • Artificial substances developed in laboratories

Community garden:

  • A plot of land where people can rent garden spaces

Ethanol fuel:

  • Grain alcohol that is blended with gasoline

Farmers’ market:

  • A public outdoor marketplace where farmers sell their goods directly to customers

Fertilizer:

  • Adding nutrients to the soil

GPS:

  • Global Positioning System
  • Uses satellites to determine positions on the earth

Herbicides:

  • Chemicals used for killing plants

Hobby farm:

  • A small farm that is operated by someone who makes a living in another occupation

Horticulture:

  • The science of growing fruits, vegetables, and flowers

Insecticides:

  • Chemicals used for killing insects

Market gardening:

  • The business of producing vegetables, fruits, or flowers and selling them directly to customers

No-till farming:

  • Growing crops without tilling the soil

Organic farming:

  • Raising food without the use of chemicals

Produce (noun):

  • Fresh fruits and vegetables

Stubble:

  • The short stalks left in the field after a crop has been harvested

Technology:

  • The use of tools

Urban agriculture:

  • Gardens raised in cities