The NSW Farmers’ Association has launched a program to get school kids learning more about life on the farm. The Kids to Farms: 2 by 12 Program aims to enable every child in NSW to have two educational interactions with the agricultural sector before they are 12.
NSW Farmers’ President James Jackson said that the program was a combination of digital programs and on-farm experience. “We’re aiming for kids to increase their understanding of where and how their food and fibre is produced, and the role and importance of agriculture to Australia’s way of life, regional communities and the economy.
“We know that 59% of students learn what they know about food and fibre production from their teachers. We cannot underestimate the importance of our primary teachers in supporting our kids to engage with the agricultural industry.”
NSW Farmers Association was awarded $822,000 over three years as part of the Australian Government’s $5 million Educating Kids About Agriculture: Kids to Farms initiative.
For more details on Kids to Farms visit www.visitmyfarm.com.au/kids-to-farms
NSW Farmers is an association representing rural and regional communities and working to secure a sustainable food and fibre future.