Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia
PIEFA and Career Harvest join forces
PIEFA and Career Harvest will form a national alliance to service the school education needs of primary industries. They will collaborate to provide a range of outcomes including development of resources for teachers and students, professional development opportunities for teachers, and promotion of careers in primary industries ... read more.
'Agriculture in Education' resources now live
17 units of inquiry and 34 matching videos developed by PIEFA for the 'Agriculture in Education' project were launched in May by the Minister for Education and Training, the Hon Christopher Pyne MP... read the Minister's media release. You can view the resources here.
PIEFA Conference 2-3 May 2016
PIEFA's Conference "We love food and fibre" will be held in Canberra on 2 and 3 May 2016. It will be a landmark event for food and fibre education drawing both presenters and attendees from a national and international audience. At this stage, speakers from the USA, England, Scotland, Canada, New Zealand and Israel are expected to attend and the Federal Ministers for Education and Agriculture have been invited to open and speak at the conference. Further details including dates will be available soon.
Five reasons to choose agriculture as a career
The World Bank has released a report than gives five compelling reasons for youth to choose agriculture as a career ... read more.
Worrying levels of knowledge about agriculture in schools
A survey shows that knowledge of food and fibre production has declined to worrying levels – 75 per cent of school students thought cotton socks were an animal product and 45 per cent could not identify that bananas, bread and cheese originated from farms. The survey is a wake-up call to government says PIEFA's Chair, Dr Cameron Archer ... read media release, read survey.
PIEF is now PIEFA
The Primary Industries Education Foundation is now known as the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia or PIEFA (pronounced 'pie-fa'). Following discussions with an organisation with a similar acronym, the Board of PIEFA decided to make this small change.