Projects

    Excited 4 Careers in Agriculture

    The EXCITED 4 Careers in Agriculture program is targeted at K-10 students in regional and rural communities. A range of hands-on activities will embed career guidance activities in the classroom and strengthen the ability of teachers, parents, and industry professionals to support students in exploring their interests, strengths and values and how these relate to the world of agricultural work. This embedded school-industry partnership career guidance program will be implemented in regional and rural classrooms modified for lower primary (K-3), upper primary (4-6), lower secondary (7 & 8), and middle secondary (9 & 10), and focused on a regional industry of economic significance. The program is delivered in partnership with AgForce, Australian Science Teachers Association, Australian Prawn Farmers Association, Cotton Australia, GippsDairy, National Association of Agricultural Educators, NT Farmers, Sugar Research Australia, and Wine Australia. This program received grant funding from the Australian Government’s National Careers Institute.  

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    GPS Cows

    The GPS Cows program is a collaborative project bringing together researchers, industry professionals and educators in both Australia and the USA who understand the importance of, and are passionate about engaging students in agri-tech. The aim of GPS Cows is to increase the knowledge and skills of high school students in emerging agri-tech, specifically tools and systems which provide animal location and behaviour data, and to encourage them to consider tertiary study and a career in the agricultural sector.  

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    Prawn Farmers Digital Skills Hub

    The Prawn Farmers Digital Skills Hub will provide the Australian prawn farming industry with access to education and training in the digital skills required to accelerate the adoption of current and emerging technologies. The Hub introduces ‘My Pond’ videos to share how members of the Australian Prawn Farmers Association (APFA) are using water quality technology, digitalising data collection, and making the most of digital aquaculture. The Hub also includes overview information, additional resources, and video demonstrations, and provides links to further resources.   For further information, see “How to Apply” on the enrolment dashboard.   The project is co-funded by Australian Prawn Farmers Association, Fisheries Research and Development Corporation on behalf of the Australian Government, CQUniversity and the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, through the Agribusiness Digital Solutions Grants Program       .    .     

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    Extension careers in reef water quality

    The ‘Extension careers in reef water quality’ developed an educational resource aimed at high school students in years 7-10 that links agricultural education with extension officer career pathways by showcasing how the agricultural industry is addressing water quality in reef catchments. An interactive resource designed to promote critical thinking demonstrates how sugarcane is produced in Australia, its products and by-products and impact on the health of the Great Barrier Reef. Students will learn what the role of an extension officer is and how they have contributed to improvements in sugarcane productivity and environmental sustainability. Students will conduct their own experiments to understand the effect of farming practices on water quality. Download Sugarcane Learning Module resources:                                     .                                 

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    Women in Agri-tech

    The ‘Women in Agri-tech’ project aims to create and foster a strong network of female teachers who will become leaders in digital literacy, STEM and entrepreneurship in regional, rural and remote areas. They will be guided by female researchers, professionals and entrepreneurs to develop engaging learning resources which will in turn inspire girls in the classroom to realise the opportunities available to them. Partnering with their teachers, these female students will have the chance to participate in a unique agri-tech accelerator competition to further develop their entrepreneurship skills.  

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    GIPPYAg

    The GIPPYAg program supports better connectivity between Gippsland’s agri-food and the education sectors, by promoting collaboration and innovatively supporting businesses, teachers, schools and students to build effective and sustainable relationships, which benefit all parties and the food and fibre industry as a whole.      

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    TeacherFX

    The Teacher Farm Experience Program (TeacherFX) aims to increase the knowledge and confidence of STEM, digital technology and agriculture educators to allow them to incorporate food and fibre production into their teaching programs.  

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    RACE Gippsland

    Raising Aspirations in Careers and Education – Gippsland (RACE – Gippsland) will deliver a range of hands-on, interactive and engaging activities to primary and secondary students focused on building student capacity in STEM, digital technologies, agribusiness, manufacturing and food and fibre concepts.  

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    Gippsland ADAPT

    Gippsland ADAPT is a program to build capacity in Gippsland youth to respond to climate change impact on food and fibre production. By engaging young people in the region via online learning modules, a symposium and the Climate Champion program, Gippsland ADAPT will build the awareness of innovative climate adaptation activities occurring within the Food and Fibre industry. Students will be equipped with knowledge to share throughout their networks (peers, family, school community) and implement it throughout their future decision making and career pathways.  

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