About our Virtual Classrooms
Australian Good Meat's virtual classrooms give your students the exciting opportunity to engage with an Aussie cattle, sheep or goat farmer! Students will learn:
- How farmers look after the land and the animals on their property
- How farmers help us to stay healthy through the production of red meat
- How different climates in Australia affect the way farmers manage their land and dictate the types of animals they can farm
- How farmers use technology to ensure they’re farming in the most efficient and sustainable manner possible
Students can participate in interactive activities including quizzes and Q&A sessions throughout the virtual classroom sessions. A qualified teacher facilitates each virtual classroom.
The sessions last around 45 minutes and there is no limit to the number of students and teachers who can attend.
Term 1 sessions available to book (all in Sydney time)
Friday 5th March at 11 am AEST
Friday 5th March at 2 pm AEST
Each participant will have access to a suite of supporting resources so learning can continue after the session. There is also a variety of resources available on the Australian Good Meat Education page for teachers and students, including:
- Curriculum study guides focused on sustainable farming and animal welfare
- Lesson plans and activity sheets for years 3 - 10
- Fact sheets for students about the red meat production industry
For more resources about nutrition and how red meat fits into a healthy diet, check out the practical resources and infographics available on the MLA Healthy Meals website.
|Foundation to Year 2||Year 3 to Year 4||Year 5 to Year 6|
|Design and Technologies||
Explore how plants and animals
are grown for food, clothing, and
shelter and how food is selected
and prepared for healthy eating
Investigate food and fibre
production and food technologies
used in modern and traditional
Investigate how and why food
and fibre are produced in
managed environments and
prepared to enable people to
grow and be healthy
|Science and Technology||
Living things have basic needs, including food and water
Living things have life cycles
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
Living things have a variety of external features
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions
Year 5 – Year 6
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decision
Living things live in different places where their needs are met
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment
Year 1 – Year 2
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
Farmer Greg Newell and his wife Lauren run Linga Longa Farm, a 100ha property in the Manning Valley where their green alluvial flat pastures provide for 120 prime Herefords. Linga Longa Farm is a 100% Australian owned and operated business with a long family history in Hereford cattle production. This history has seen many generations constantly improving on farming practices, also inspiring the next generation to stay on farm and continue growing and suppling Australian consumers with the best beef possible.
Farmer Anna Kelly was raised on a Merino property outside of Conargo in NSW. She is now running a Dorper sheep farm in Mathoura NSW. The welfare of her animals is her number one priority and Anna goes to great lengths to ensure that her sheep receive the best possible care from the day they are born.
Stuart was born and raised on his family cattle property near Mandurama in the New South Wales Central tablelands. He is passionate about agriculture and has recently been awarded a Nuffield Scholarship for his work in the red meat industry. Stuart believes that careful management of the land and cattle in order to work with the climate and rainfall of the region results in the most efficient and sustainable food production.
Farmer Tim Eyes is one of Australia’s Young Farming Champions and just loves everything about farming! He manages two commercial beef properties on the NSW Central Coast and focuses on economic and ethical sustainability through the use of best practice stock and natural resource management. He uses low stress stock handling methods – creating a calm and comfortable environment for both cattle and people.
Year 2 teacher, NSW
Year 3 & 4 teacher, NSW
Kindergarten teacher, NSW
Year 1 teacher, WA
Year 4 teacher, WA