events archive

Summary of links and downloads to past Events:

Sustainable Pig Production Day

Friday 2 December 2016

NEGS Livestock Precinct, Uralla Rd. Armidale

Calling for Expressions of Interest - see flyer.

This is for all students from years 7 - 12.

Details of the day are available on the flyer

 

Australian Inter-school Meat Judging Competition

Australian Inter-school Meat Judging Competition to be run as part of the Scone Beef Bonanza on Friday October 25th 2013.

Contact Brony for details

 

Farm Case Studies and Product Studies video conferences

(Postponed till further notice)


This is the invitation for the Farm Case Studies and Product Studies video conferences from Braidwood next in October and November. [Download the flyer here] as a pdf.

This series of videoconferences will allow students in their school classroom to take a virtual excursion to a typical farm and follow an animal product through the production process.

This virtual excursion will briefly cover, in 5 sessions over 3 days, the broad content of the Farm Case Study and Farm Product Study sections of the Stage 6 Agriculture syllabus.

Much of the project will be broadcast live from the farm, and participating students will be encouraged to interact with, and question, the farmer and other presenters

A benefit of this program is that it will allow some students to study a product that does not exist in their local area.

Schools are encouraged to participate, and those that enrol will have a series of tasks to complete prior to the first videoconference. These tasks, along with testing samples and other resources, will be contained in the package “Farm in a Box” which will be sent to schools prior to the videoconference.

We encourage you to join in at 10am 26 Oct 2012 for Introduction and Genetics and 1 &2 November 2012 for Live on Farm.


The sessions have been advertised on www.dartconnections.org.au .

As we are specifically targeting high schools with agriculture we are keen to use the NSW Association of Agriculture Teachers to invite schools directly. We find this form of direct marketing much more successful.
Schools are expected to attend all the sessions.

We appreciate that this will cause all sorts of timetable pressure. However, the project has grown out of Michael Wall and Ian Crabb approaching our unit to see what can be done with live video conferences anywhere and is opening new ground on what can be done to support curriculum. As this unit designs and manages the satellite and video conference networks it was a small step to integrate them.

This project will be one of the first to use the new satellite platform that is allowing the small satellite connected schools and environmental centres to use their connected classrooms.


Once schools have registered my office will send out their Farm in a Box complete with a USB drive with learning materials, satellite images, farm plan overlays, gross margin and calendar of operations work sheets and 2 x water and soil samples from the farm to be tested by each class.

David Foley
Unit Manager
Distance & Rural Technologies
Rural & Distance Education
Phone         02 6884 0241
Fax             02 6884 0243
Mobile        0411 241 762
Emails: david.foley@det.nsw.edu.au and jo-ann.pass@det.nsw.edu.au

120923

 

Annual School Agriculture Events Days

 

The Annual School Agriculture Events Days held in Wagga for Year 10 and Year 11, consists of an Agriculture Enrichment Day (Graham Centre) and a Rural Careers Expo (North Wagga TAFE)

Both these events have been organised to promote Senior Agriculture Courses, and showcase future Career Options for our students.

In a first this year, MyDay HSC Workshops for Year 12 Agriculture Students are to be held on the Wagga campus (concurrently with the Ag Enrichment Day) on the 14th June 2013 between 10am-2pm. Yes, the same day and a nearby location to the Ag Enrichment Day but for Year 12 !! Further details regarding HSC topics to be offered, will be coming shortly.

This year high schools are invited to CSU’s Agricultural and Animal Industry Careers Fair (AAICF) on the 31st July, 2013 (Term 3, Week 3). High school students will be invited to participate between 2-4pm. More information can be found at:
csu.edu.au/faculty/science/aaicf/home

For further news from Al click here

 

For further information regarding these two NEW CSU events including booking your students in, please contact the events team at infoevents@csu.edu.au or phone Judy on 63386010

130416

 

The 2013 Conservation Agriculture Field Day

Dear school teachers

The 2013 Conservation Agriculture Field Day is being held at Temora Agricultural Innovation Centre on February 21, 2013. Gates open at 8.30am and events will finish around 3.30pm.

All school students and their teachers have FREE entry
. Please let us know if you intend to come and whether you will need assistance on the day.

The day will again provide the opportunity for children to inspect soil pits, talk to soil experts about soils, soil carbon, carbon sequestration, look at and see demonstrated the latest range of conservation agriculture machinery. Other static sites will alos display a full range of other technologies including soil biological additives, fertilisers, composts, machinery components.

If you need any more information please feel free to give me a call.

Regards

Neville Gould B.E (Agr), M.Eng.Sc
Executive Officer
CANFA – Conservation Agriculture & No-Till Farming Association
6582 Mudgee Road, Wellington NSW 2820
PO Box 276 Wellington NSW 2820
Phone 02 6845 1044
Fax 02 68451099
Mobile 0427452488
Email canfa@bigpond.com

Website www.canfa.com.au

CANFA is a member of CAAANZ - Conservation Agriculture Alliance of Australia & New Zealand

130207

Farm Case Studies and Product Studies video conferences

(Postponed till further notice)


This is the invitation for the Farm Case Studies and Product Studies video conferences from Braidwood next in October and November. [Download the flyer here] as a pdf.

This series of videoconferences will allow students in their school classroom to take a virtual excursion to a typical farm and follow an animal product through the production process.

This virtual excursion will briefly cover, in 5 sessions over 3 days, the broad content of the Farm Case Study and Farm Product Study sections of the Stage 6 Agriculture syllabus.

Much of the project will be broadcast live from the farm, and participating students will be encouraged to interact with, and question, the farmer and other presenters

A benefit of this program is that it will allow some students to study a product that does not exist in their local area.

Schools are encouraged to participate, and those that enrol will have a series of tasks to complete prior to the first videoconference. These tasks, along with testing samples and other resources, will be contained in the package “Farm in a Box” which will be sent to schools prior to the videoconference.

We encourage you to join in at 10am 26 Oct 2012 for Introduction and Genetics and 1 &2 November 2012 for Live on Farm.


The sessions have been advertised on www.dartconnections.org.au .

As we are specifically targeting high schools with agriculture we are keen to use the NSW Association of Agriculture Teachers to invite schools directly. We find this form of direct marketing much more successful.
Schools are expected to attend all the sessions.

We appreciate that this will cause all sorts of timetable pressure. However, the project has grown out of Michael Wall and Ian Crabb approaching our unit to see what can be done with live video conferences anywhere and is opening new ground on what can be done to support curriculum. As this unit designs and manages the satellite and video conference networks it was a small step to integrate them.

This project will be one of the first to use the new satellite platform that is allowing the small satellite connected schools and environmental centres to use their connected classrooms.


Once schools have registered my office will send out their Farm in a Box complete with a USB drive with learning materials, satellite images, farm plan overlays, gross margin and calendar of operations work sheets and 2 x water and soil samples from the farm to be tested by each class.

David Foley
Unit Manager
Distance & Rural Technologies
Rural & Distance Education
Phone         02 6884 0241
Fax             02 6884 0243
Mobile        0411 241 762
Emails: david.foley@det.nsw.edu.au and jo-ann.pass@det.nsw.edu.au

120923

 

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