Part 1 An introduction to agriculture: what is agriculture?; why is agriculture important?; agriculture as a business. Part 2 An introduction to soil science: what is soil?; why study soil?; how soils are formed; different types of soil; a soil profile; soil organisms; soil conservation. Part 3 Climate and the environment: what is climate?; factors affecting climate; the effect of the environment; climatic factors. Part 4 Farm tools and equipment: maintenance of farm tools. Part 5 An introduction to crop science: the plant; the shoot system; the root system; how the plant works; crop groups; plant propagation. Part 6 An introduction to animal science: the importance of animals in agriculture. Part 7 Rabbits: breeding rabbits; feeding; housing; problems and their prevention. Part 8 A study of poultry: the importance of chickens; care and management; hatching; caring for growing chickens; the feeding of chickens; common diseases and their control; ducks.