Landline: Pursuing outstanding ag programs in schools to influence the future of farming

ABC Landline has today shared their story on the national ag education strategy and the search for the best high school agricultural program.

Hear from PIEFA’s CEO, Luciano, and Australian Country Choice’s Anthony Lee, as they explore the challenges that face Australia’s food and fibre sector and the impact the decline in our school ag programs is having.

The national ag education strategy working group is evaluating best practices and leading ag programs, to inform the most effective and practical way forward to boost agricultural education. By breaking down misconceptions and educating young Australians about current on- and off-farming practices, the working group hopes to improve student interest in food and fibre careers.

Barker High School’s (NSW) Head of Agriculture, Scott Graham, and Loxton High’s (SA) Justine Fogden (Agriculture Teacher) discuss their “gold standard” ag programs and the success they’re having engaging their students in paddock-to-plate content.

A fantastic piece by Kerry Staight, who says “getting industry involved in ag education is vital for its survival and success.”

Access the story here: