Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia
PIEFA Conference 2018
"Food, fibre and fishing education" is the theme of PIEFA's 2018 conference to be held at the Realm Hotel, Canberra from 29 April to 1 May 2018. Registration includes:
- one ticket to the Welcome Reception the night before;
- the two-day conference - plenary sessions, keynote speeches, workshops, lightning sessions and display area (trade fair);
- lunch, morning and afternoon teas.
The conference will be STEM focused, cross-curricula, K-12. Sponsor inquiries are now welcome.
PIEFA achieves charity status
PIEFA is one of the first organisations to achieve the Tick of Charity Registration through the Australian Charities and Not-For-Profits Commission. This means PIEFA now operates a Deductible Gift Recipient fund for scholarships that support Food and Fibre Education to which individuals may donate tax-free. The Tick of Charity Registration reassures the public that we operate transparently.
PIEFA has written a letter that parents can send to schools to raise teachers' awareness of the large number of resources available to support agricultural education. The letter draws attention to Primezone which is PIEFA's recently upgraded and expanded web portal to resources about Food and Fibre education.
Primezone is a treasure trove of materials and ideas to make it easier for teachers to provide effective lessons about agriculture. If you would like to provide this information to your child's school, please download the letter, fill in the relevant details, sign and send off.
RASNSW joins PIEFA
PIEFA welcomes the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW as a new member of PIEFA for 2016/17. RASNSW has long been a major player in the NSW agricultural landscape and its outstanding professional learning programs for NSW teachers and new resources have produced excellent results. PIEFA is proud to welcome RASNSW as a partner and member.
PIEFA membership news
Minister Barnaby Joyce has announced that the Federal Department of Agriculture has renewed its PIEFA membership by making a three year commitment. Minister Joyce said that PIEFA has "unique experience in engaging youth in agriculture and have excellent track records in delivering good results" ... media release.
PIEFA's current members, Meat and Livestock Australia, Cotton Australia, Australian Pork Limited, Forest and Wood Projects Australia, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation and the National Farmers Federation have also renewed their commitment to membership of PIEFA. These industry members are joined by our education members - the National Association of Agricultural Educators, the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture and the CB Alexander Foundation.