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Firstly, we wanted to say that our thoughts are with everyone dealing with more floods and their devastating impacts across the East coast. 2022 is proving challenging in many new ways and we are sending you all strength. 

On another note, we are working away on the exciting agenda for the PIEFA Conference 2023 to be held next May in Canberra. Register here to stay up to date with the latest announcements. 


Whether you are back on deck already for term 3 or still enjoying your holidays, we hope you enjoy the newsletter. Happy reading! 

Luciano Mesiti
CEO | PIEFA
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If you would like to submit a news item for the next edition please email office@piefa.edu.au.

NEWS FROM PIEFA

​The National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) and Queensland Agricultural Teachers Association (QATA) are excited to present the 2023 NAAE Conference in Toowoomba, QLD from January 8th to 12.
 
STEM Food + Fibre Teacher PD Series

Registration is open for PIEFA and NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI)s' series of teacher professional development sessions for primary and secondary teachers, which will deliver tangible tips on how you can incorporate curriculum-aligned STEM Food and Fibre content in the classroom.

PRIMEZONE RESOURCES

EKKA 2022 Learning Trail
Australian Good Meat is at the Brisbane Royal Show August 6-14 and the Ekka Learning Trail will take children on an ag-ucational journey through eight trail points, offering engaging activities at the Ekka and beyond.
 
Temperature - AgPatch Growing Literacy resources
AgPatch: Growing Literacy is a new set of resources from NSW DPI's Schools Program, designed to help teachers deliver in-class (or in-garden!) learning activities to grow student literacy in food and fibre production. 
 
Is it a forest? Game show
Play ForestLearning's fun new activity for Years 4 to 12! The Is it a forest? Game show is designed for the classroom to help students discover exactly what it is that makes Australia’s forests – forest!
 
Sugar Cane - One Plant, Many Products
Sugar Cane: One Plant, Many Products is a resource from CANEGROWERS for Years 5 to 8 where students can learn about the fundamentals of value added products to sugar cane, like ethanol, hand sanitiser, mulch and more.
 

CAREER HARVEST NEWS

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Agribusiness Australia is offering a multi-year $3,000 scholarship to students undertaking tertiary education in agriculture from 2023. This is part of its program to ensure agribusiness continues to be major contributor to the Australian economy.
 
AgCAREERSTART - Learn, Grow, Farm.
Applications for the 2023 AgCAREERSTART program will open on 12 July 2022! Check out all the key dates for next year’s program (including Q&A webinars) to make sure you don’t miss out on the opportunity of a lifetime.

NEWS FROM OUR MEMBERS

For 23 weeks, Cotton Australia has been following the Saunders family from St George, QLD as they planted, cared for, and picked their cotton for the 2021/22 season. A fantastic way to bring cotton fibre education to life in your classroom, check it out here:
Queensland Agworkforce Summit will be held virtually, from 3-5 August 2022. If you're looking for an opportunity to learn how to innovate, attract, train and retain the current and future generation of people in the agricultural workforce, this one's for you. 
Drones and UAVs in agriculture. Discover the science behind how a drone works, and carry out a ‘drone mission’ to understand how drones are programmed to operate in the field with new resources and Professional Development courses from NSW DPI and Tocal College.
 
New NSW DPI industry insights resources explore finance, science and production in a range of Australian Primary production industries including: Agricultural crops and pastures in NSW, Dairy production, Pork production, Plant structure and function, and Weeds in NSW.

SCHOOL & INDUSTRY NEWS

The countdown is on for STEM22 (Monday 18 July), which brings together leading experts on STEM education, innovation and creativity. PIEFA is proud to be a sponsor in 2022 and we hope to see you there.
Find out more

 
 Register to join She Map's How Cool is Your School Mapping Competition before 24 July 2022 and get access to free curriculum-aligned mapping resources for years K to 8. 
Orange Anglican Grammar School in NSW is launching its Agricultural Centre of Excellence (ACE) to help students engage in agricultural industries.
Find out about sponsorship

 

PIEFA gratefully acknowledges the continued support of its partners

 

Thanks also to our associate members
    
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