Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program Builds Resilience by Enriching Schools with Food and Fibre Education

Media Release | 04/04/2024 Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia (PIEFA), with the assistance of the Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program (SFIRP), has actively engaged with 195 schools to-date in flood-affected regions of NSW. The program helps build resilience through awareness of local primary industries production and careers opportunities. The program is jointly funded by […]

SFIRP and PIEFA in schools!

PIEFA’s Storm and Flood Industry Recovery Program (SFIRP) have been actively out and about in NSW schools, supporting teachers to implement food and fibre content in the classroom! Check out some of our recent updates below.    PIEFA in Schools – Lindisfarne Anglican Grammar, Banora Point After an initial visit by the SFIRP team on […]

Sydney Royal Easter Show 2024

Royal Agricultural Shows provide a fantastic opportunity for people of all ages to get hands-on with learning about where their food and fibre comes from.  The 2024 Sydney Royal Easter Show was a great example of this and the team at PIEFA loved meeting students, educators and community members in the Woolworths Ag Discovery Pavilion. […]

2024 PIEFA AIA Student Compendium Intern

In December 2023, the Primary Industries Education Foundation Association (PIEFA) in association with Ag Institute Australia (AIA) South Australia Division selected Mackenzie Coopman as the 2024 PIEFA Student Compendium Intern. Mackenzie is entering his third year of an Agricultural Sciences Undergraduate degree at the University of Adelaide. He lives in Adelaide and chose to study […]

Tocal College’s Farm Learning Centre on show

Tocal College has established a learning centre to support high school students studying agriculture, science and geography. The new centre sits on the Tocal dairy farm, so students can connect and understand a modern commercial dairy farm currently producing 2.6 million litres of milk a year. The College is operated by the NSW Department of […]

Agriculture Adventures: RAS Farm Days 2023!

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW’s Farm Days at Sydney Showground is the place to be! This week, amongst other food and fibre exhibitors, PIEFA and Australian Good Meat are set-up to welcome young learners from primary and early high school. What’s on the agenda at the PIEFA | Australian Good Meat exhibition? Students get […]

New Australian Good Meat classroom resources for Foundation to Year 10

Get your free Australian Good Meat classroom pack PIEFA and Meat and Livestock Australia are excited to announce the release of a new set of classroom resources for students and teachers in primary and high school. This suite of resources, which are curriculum-aligned (Australian curriculum 9.0) and classroom-ready, use the most current Australian red meat industry information and include: […]

Integrating Food and Fibre Education Across Subject Areas

Integrating Food and Fibre Education Across Subject Areas: A Sustainable Approach to Learning. Today’s classrooms are dynamic environments where students are cultivating skills for their future. At PIEFA, we know that if our mission to enhance young Australians’ knowledge and understanding of primary industries is to be achieved, food and fibre programs and resources must […]

National Ag Education Strategy Working Group Gets Underway

A Working Group, initiated by a National Agricultural Education Forum, has been appointed and is now underway. Its aim is to prepare a strategy to boost food and fibre education at a national level, in schools across Australia. “We had an outstanding response to the Expression of Interest with many talented, committed and well-connected people […]