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Smart Farming Introduction Video

Smart Farming Virtual Classroom

Australian Good Meat is excited to return in Term 4 with the popular Smart Farming virtual classroom, tailored for lower (F-2) and upper (3-6) primary school students to learn about Australian farming direct from the farmer.

Hosted on Zoom, these free 30-minute curriculum-linked sessions, provide a perfect introduction to key topics of food production, sustainable farming practices and the types of farming technology.

Students will have the opportunity to talk directly with a farmer, complete quizzes and importantly learn more about where their food comes from, all from the classroom or at home.

We’ll see you there - If you’re a primary school teacher, it’d be a mis-STEAK to miss these!

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Term 4 Sessions

The Sustainable Farm (Yr 3 - 6)

Sustainable farming is important to farmers and the community. This session explores how farmers care for their environment and their animals along with the benefits that come with using sustainable practices and regenerative farming methods to manage a modern farm.

2022-10-31 12:30:00

Technology on the Farm (Yr 3 - 6)

Technology has come a long way. In this session we take a look at how farming technology has changed in Australia, the types of technology farmers use and how this technology improves their farming business.

2022-11-03 12:30:00

Life on the Farm (F - Yr 2)

This session introduces students to life on a cattle, sheep or goat farm. It explorers the work farmers do, how they care for their animals and the environment.

2022-11-02 10:30:00
2022-11-02 12:30:00

Resources

Extend student learning! Download the Red Meat Fact Finder for students to complete either side of the virtual classroom session.


For more educational information about the Australian red meat industry visit Australian Good Meat

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Farmer Profiles

Farmer Robert Mackenzie

Farmer Robert Mackenzie

Robert runs a family owned beef operation on the Central Coast of NSW called ‘Mackas Australian Black Angus Beef’, a large focus of the Mackas business is also genetics and breeding high quality Black Angus cattle. Robert also holds the record for purchasing the most expensive bull in Australia!

Farmer Brad Swadesir

Farmer Brad Swadesir

Brad owns a mixed farming enterprise comprising of sheep, cattle and crops. Brad is a keen innovator and has designed key animal handling products with Arrow farm quip and Clipex for both cattle and sheep industries. Also the Managing Director for Probreed, Brad is able to use his passion for innovation and driven by data for success with breeding involved to the next level. Finally Brad is keenly involved with local schools, assisting in resource planning for their students to really understand how bright their future can be in the Ag industry.

Farmer Cody Dobbin

Farmer Cody Dobbin

Growing up on her family’s commercial beef property at Mitchell in South West Queensland instilled Cody with a passion for agriculture at a very young age. Since leaving school she has been employed with both small-scale farming enterprises and large pastoral companies. Cody is excited to help educate young Australians about the Australian red meat industry and for consumers to learn more about where their food is produced and food production security.

Curriculum Links

Lower Primary (F-2)

Science


Year 1
AC9S1U01   identify the basic needs of plants and animals, including air, water, food or shelter, and describe how the places they live meet those needs

Year 1
AC9S1U02   describe daily and seasonal changes in the environment and explore how these changes affect everyday life

Year 2
AC9S2H01   describe how people use science in their daily lives, including using patterns to make scientific predictions

Year 3
AC9S3H02   consider how people use scientific explanations to meet a need or solve a problem

Upper Primary (Yr 3-6)

Science


Year 4
AC9S4H01   examine how people use data to develop scientific explanations

Year 5 & 6
AC9S5H02 / AC9S6H02   investigate how scientific knowledge is used by individuals and communities to identify problems, consider responses and make decisions

Year 6
AC9S6U01   investigate the physical conditions of a habitat and analyze how the growth and survival of living things is affected by changing physical conditions

HASS (Geography)


Year 4
AC9HS4K05   the importance of environments, including natural vegetation and water sources, to people and animals in Australia and on another continent

Year 4
AC9HS4K06   sustainable use and management of renewable and non renewable resources, including the custodial responsibility First Nations Australians have for Country/Place

Year 5 & 6
AC9HS6S01 / AC9HS5S01   develop questions to investigate people, events, developments, places and systems

Design and Technologies


Year 3 & 4
AC9TDE4K01   examine design and technologies occupations and factors including sustainability that impact on the design of products, services and environments to meet community needs

Year 3 & 4
AC9TDE4K03   describe the ways of producing food and fibre

Year 5 & 6
AC9TDE6K01   explain how people in design and technologies occupations consider competing factors including sustainability in the design of products, services and environments

Year 5 & 6
AC9TDE6K03   explain how and why food and fibre are produced in managed environments

Digital Technologies


Year 3 & 4
AC9TDI4K01   explore and describe a range of digital systems and their peripherals for a variety of purposes

Year 5 & 6
AC9TDI6K02   examine how digital systems form networks to transmit data

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