This event is designed to provide support to Stage 4 and 5 Agriculture and Technology Mandatory teachers through training and provision of resources developed for the new Technology Mandatory syllabus being implemented in NSW schools out in 2019. This event will be run after school hours (4-7pm) in multiple locations across the state to provide opportunities for regional teachers to attend.
Workshop outline (3 hrs)
NSW Department of Primary Industries (1 hr)
This session will showcase teaching resources, student workbooks and design portfolios created by DPI to deliver the Agriculture and Food technologies; Digital technologies and Engineered systems contexts of the new syllabus. Particular focus will be given to the Tocal Virtual Farm with teachers using the technology to complete a ‘treasure hunt’ activity and map their own school using a free online mapping platform. Teachers will also have the opportunity to take a virtual tour of the Tocal farm enterprises. BYO: laptop and a smartphone or tablet with the Kahoot! app downloaded.
Primary Industries Education Foundation of Australia – PIEFA (1 hr)
Let’s go Nuts! PIEFA has produced two experiential resources for Technology teachers from grades 7-10 that provide an opportunity for a range of knowledge and understanding and skills and processes to be observed. Like all plant foods, nuts are a good source of antioxidants and a range of vitamins and minerals. They also have high levels of healthy fats (mono and polyunsaturated fats) and low levels of unhealthy fats (saturated fats). Nuts are also a good source of fibre and have a low Glycemic Index (GI) which means they will help keep you fuller for longer. Nuts contain around 10 to 20% protein, a similar amount to that found in eggs. They sit alongside meat and eggs in the Australian Guide to Healthy Eating as they share similar nutrient profiles. So, nuts can be a good source of protein for vegetarians and vegans. PIEFA will ‘unshell’ this resource, allowing you to ‘crack open’ both the content and practical elements. PIEFA will also provide an overview of www.primezone.edu.au to help you expand your teaching repertoire.
Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (1 hr)
Tomatoes are one of the most popular edible plants with over 3000 different varieties available, ranging from heritage to modern hybrid breeds. The RAS of NSW presents the ‘Tomato Time’ unit of work for high school teachers, complete with lesson plans and a resource kit. Engage your students in agriculture and food technology through hands on activities including soil investigations, growing activities, identification of production problems, exploration of supply chains, processing and manufacture of value added goods with a focus on the importance of sustainability in our food supply
Provider: Knowing Growing collaborative including NSWDPI, RASNSW and PIEFA educators.
Cost: $50 per person
Sydney Showground – 4 June 2019
Belgenny Farm (Camden) – 5 June 2019
Tocal College (Paterson) – 6 June 2019
Tamworth – 17 June 2019
Armidale – 18 June 2019
Wagga Wagga – 30 July 2019
Yanco – 31 July 2019
Tumut – 1 August 2019
Wollongbar – 13 August 2019
Grafton – 14 August 2019
Kempsey – 15 August 2019
Dubbo – 27 August 2019
Forbes – 28 August 2019
Orange – 29 August 2019
Register at www.stickytickets.com.au/knowinggrowing
AUSVEG and PMA Australia-New Zealand Limited (PMA A-NZ) have again united to deliver the joint industry conference and Trade Show, Hort Connections 2019. Members in the horticulture industry will be inspired to aim high, with the theme ‘Growing our Food Future’ headlining the conference. The event will cater to buyers and sellers from every segment of the fresh produce and floral supply chain including seed companies, growers, packers, processors, shippers, importers and exporters, wholesalers and retailers, foodservice, associated suppliers to the industry, and many more. Following on from the successful Hort Connections 2018 in Brisbane, this year’s event is set to become the most influential space for networking, education and business for the entire fresh produce industry.
The Australian Lot Feeders’ Association (ALFA) is pleased to announce that it will be hosting the Australian Grain Fed Beef Industry’s premier technical conference, SMARTBEEF, this October in Dalby Queensland.
The TropAg 2019 program will focus on ‘Shaping the science of tomorrow’ and include five program themes across field crops, horticulture, livestock, nutritious food and an AgFutures stream focused on technology and investment. The three day conference attracts around 750 delegates including researchers, growers, investors, industry, policy makers and agribusiness. The program is set to celebrate scientific research success stories and discuss how the tropics will address challenges in the future. Over 300 speakers will present during the conference plenary and symposia sessions.
The University of New England (UNE) is proud to host the 2nd AgEd Symposium for Agricultural Educators at the University of New England Armidale on 3-4 December 2019. The University of New England is located in the picturesque city of Armidale one hour flight from either Sydney or Brisbane. A wide range of accommodation is available in Armidale. The symposium’s full registration will begin on Tuesday 3 December with morning tea, a filled day of presentations, an Awards Dinner and conclude on the afternoon of Wednesday 4 allowing delegates to make connecting flights. The symposium brings together the agricultural academic community at Australian tertiary and VET institutions. The symposium will explore and showcase best practice agricultural education in the tertiary sector.