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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 4 sessions available to book (all in Sydney time)

Thursday 3rd December at 11 am AEST
Friday 4th December at 11 am AEST
Thursday 3rd December at 2 pm AEST
Friday 4th December at 2 pm AEST

Supporting Resources

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.

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Curriculum links

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
ACTDEK003
Investigate food and fibre production and food technologies used in modern and traditional societies
ACTDEK012
Investigate how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments and prepared to enable people to grow and be healthy
CTDEK021
Science and Technology Foundation
Living things have basic needs, including food and water
ACSSU002
Year 4
Living things have life cycles
ACSSU072
Year 5
Living things have structural features and adaptations that help them to survive in their environment
ACSSU043
Year 1
Living things have a variety of external features
ACSSU017
Year 4
Science knowledge helps people to understand the effect of their actions
ACSHE062
Year 5 – Year 6
Scientific knowledge is used to solve problems and inform personal and community decision
ACSHE098
Year 1
Living things live in different places where their needs are met
ACSSU211
Year 6
The growth and survival of living things are affected by physical conditions of their environment
ACSSU094
Year 1 – Year 2
People use science in their daily lives, including when caring for their environment and living things
ACSHE022
Year 2
Living things grow, change and have offspring similar to themselves
ACSSU030
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Farmer Profiles

Greg Newell

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.

Anna Kelly

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 Tait

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.

Tim Eyes

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.

Teacher Testimonials

“With the drought and bushfires so prevalent in the news, it was great to talk to Farmer Jo and hear about the little amount of rain they received and to see pictures of how dry it was there.”

Year 2 teacher, NSW

“It’s a fun and relevant educational tool that helps bring the country to the city, so keep up the good work!”

Year 3 & 4 teacher, NSW

“Awesome! Difficult with risk assessments to attend an actual farm so it was exciting to hear a real farmer speak and show us their farm.”

Kindergarten teacher, NSW

“It was a good experience for them and also how to use technology to communicate with other parts around the world.”

Year 1 teacher, WA

“Wonderful presenters - both the interviewer and farmer were engaging, informative and came across at ease. Excellent classroom experience!”

Year 4 teacher, WA