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‘Ideas to Grow With’ theme for agricultural educators event

The latest techniques and technology used to teach agriculture in schools will be the focus of a special event being held in Brisbane in January 2017.

AgForce School to Industry Liaison officer Ali Briggs urged the nation’s agricultural educators to get in quick before early bird registrations closed for the Ideas to Grow With – Food, Fibre and Agriculture educators conference.

“Farming has changed significantly over the years and today’s educators need to know how modern agriculture is adapting to continue to feed and clothe us sustainably while also protecting the environment for future generations,” she said.

“The conference will be the largest of its kind held in Queensland. The theme of Ideas to Grow With has been chosen as the program is designed to give teachers the skills needed to teach agriculture in schools, while ensuring they have the latest information and resources to promote agriculture as a career to their students.

“Our goal is to bring cutting edge technology concepts to the classrooms, to foster learning, inspiration and wonder – to ensure our teachers are equipped to teach the next generation of our industry.

“The conference will run over four days in January and feature a great range of speakers with extensive experience in all aspects of agriculture, exciting industry tours led by experts in their fields and a choice of hands-on-workshops from various sectors.

“Teachers will be up-skilled on current agricultural practices and equipped with the knowledge of the wide range of career and training opportunities for students in plants, animal, science and rural industries.

“It will also demonstrate that the primary industries are a valuable and high-tech industry operating at the cutting-edge of science and technology and bring agriculture back into the forefront of education by showing teachers that agriculture is vital to our future prosperity.”

The event, which is an initiative of the AgForce School to Industry Partnership Program, will be held from 9 – 12 January 2017 in Brisbane.

The registration cost before 14th October is $450pp inc GST (early bird price) with the cost to be $499pp inc GST after the early bird registrations close.

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