Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia
Appointments to PIEFA Board
The Annual General Meeting of PIEFA has confirmed the appointment of three new directors to the seven person board and the reappointment of four continuing members ... read more.
PIEFA's new Board: L-R Stuart Hemmings, Nick Gill, Julie King, Lynn Mason, Cameron Archer (Chair), Sarah Thompson, John Taylor.
PIEFA Conference 1-3 May 2016
Online registrations are now open for PIEFA's Conference "Food and fibre matters" to be held in Canberra from 1 to 3 May 2016. This landmark event for food and fibre education will draw presenters and attendees from Australia and overseas. Speakers from the USA, England, Scotland, New Zealand and Japan will provide keynote addresses. A prospectus is now available for conference sponsors and other details will be available soon ... read more.
2016 Primezone Partner Schools - call for EOIs
Applications are now open for schools to become one of 12 Primezone Partner Schools. Funded through PIEFA as part of the Department of Education's 'Agriculture in Education' program, successful schools will receive $10,000 to support the Food and Fibre education programs ... read more.
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.
NAAE National Conference - scholarships for Victorian teachers
PIEFA and the Gardiner Foundation are pleased to offer Victorian teachers nine scholarships valued at $1,000 each to attend the 2016 NAAE National Conference in Western Australia in January 2016. Eligibility Criteria are:
- currently qualified Victorian primary or secondary teacher;
- currently employed in a contract or permanent position;
- located at a school within one of three Victorian RDPs and demonstrate awareness of a strong surrounding dairy community.
You can apply online or contact PIEFA CEO Ben Stockwin at email@example.com for more information.
'Agriculture in Education' resources
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.