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Welcome to the November edition of PIEFA news! 

We are busy getting ready for a whole week of celebrations, events and resources to mark #AgDayAu 2022 and give students and teachers the chance to get involved and enhance learning around food and fibre. 

Early bird registration for PIEFA Conference 2023 is now open and we're looking for organisations to get involved as sponsors, workshop hosts or to present at a lightning session. 


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.
A whole week of celebrations for #AgDayAu 2022 
#AgDayAu 2022 is almost here! And at PIEFA, we'll be celebrating all week long from Monday 14 November to Friday 18 November with a range of FREE events, information sessions and resources. Register here!


DIGITAL TEACHER KITS
Download our primary or secondary Farmer Time Digital Teacher Kit to discover tips and tools to implement food and fibre content in the classroom.
LIVE AG CAREERS PANELS
Students, carers and educators are invited to hear real stories from people in the ag industry.
- Careers Panel ONE: Tues, Nov 15 at 2pm (AEDT)
- Careers Panel TWO: Fri, Nov 18 at 10:45am (AEDT)
LIVE TEACHER PD
Secondary teachers are invited to join us for a live and interactive online Teacher PD webinar that showcases our programs and helps teachers implement food and fibre content in the classroom.
- Tues, Nov 15 at 4:30pm (AEDT)
Join us for #AgDayAu
Registration is now open for PIEFA Conference 2023!
Delegate registration is now open for PIEFA's 2-day Conference with a discounted early bird rate of $550 (including GST).
Present at PIEFA Conference
Apply now to present a lightning session on your field of expertise or research - or apply to host a workshop. Spaces are limited.
Sponsorship opportunities
Sponsorship options are now available for a range of budgets. Download the sponsorship prospectus here
Find out more

More news from PIEFA

PIEFA's Chair and CEO were interviewed on ABC Radio's Tasmanian Country Hour to discuss workforce challenges facing the agriculture, fisheries and forestry sector and the importance of food and fibre education. Listen online here (find it under Radio).
PIEFA, with funding from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, is developing a ready-to-use, easy-to-deliver new resource package focusing on farm safetyFind out more.
PIEFA's Chair and CEO recently attended Tocal College's Foundation Day. The day provides an opportunity to commemorate the establishment of the College in 1965 and its many successes. Read more.
Get your entries in for the National Farmers' Federation #AgDayAu photography competition! Send in a photo or video capturing the theme of Innovation in Agriculture for a chance to win. A prize pool of $5,000 is up for grabs, thanks to sponsor Syngenta. Find out more.
A report on curriculum issues and needs in schools was recently released by the Grattan Institute. The report is packed with data and includes a range of recommendations that would deliver much-needed support to teachers and schools across the country. Find out more.
Watch Charles Sturt University's Professor Jim Pratley in a virtual seminar presented on Agriculture: The employer of choice or a sector without a workforce? The seminar lays bare the challenges for the agrifood sector in securing a skilled workforce. Watch now.
Queensland Farmers' Federation's (QFF) guide to careers in agriculture includes stories about real people, emerging careers, and some great tips, websites and tricks to help you on your decision-making journey. Read now.

Primezone resources

Download the Award-Winning resources ‘Drones in Forestry’ for Years 5-6 and 9-10 developed by ForestLearning and She Maps. This is a complete teachers' toolkit that allows students to deep dive into learning about coding, drones and remote sensing technology in forestry.
NT Farmers, in collaboration with PIEFA, have produced classroom resources called the NT Farming School Project! Designed for primary school students, they work to support teachers participating in the Kids to Farms program. 

Career Harvest news

QLD's Agribusiness to Gateway Industry Schools Project AGISP 2023 Small Grants are now open. These include Exploring Frontiers with AgTech (up to $10,000), Growing your Agribusiness, and School Excursions. Apply now.
Sign your business up to become a host-farm and introduce a young Australian to a rewarding career in agriculture. Receive industry support to employ a young person on your farm through the AgCAREERSTART program. Find out more.

News from our members

​Last chance to register for the National Association of Agricultural Educators (NAAE) and Queensland Agricultural Teachers Association (QATA) 2023 National Conference in Toowoomba, 8 to 12 January 2023. Register now
Applications for the 2023 AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award and Acceleration Grant are now closing on 16 November 2022. Female leaders creating impact, innovating and making a difference are encouraged to apply. Apply now.
Dairy Australia has launched a new campaign Dairy Jobs Matter to promote careers in dairy. To support teachers and students check out the new careers resources and content on Discover Dairy.
Cotton Australia has fantastic summer job opportunities for senior students looking for a pathway into agriculture, or an experience before launching into further study. Find out more.
Cotton Australia has a new animated video out in time for #AgDayAu to showcase what Australian cotton farmers do to produce some of the most sustainably grown cotton in the world. Watch here.

School and industry news

Hermidale Public School in western NSW has seven students from kindergarten to Year 6 who are hoping for clear skies because they are set to harvest their first wheat crop. Read more on ABC Landline
Future You has launched its new STEM careers education website aimed at students aged 8 to 12. It provides educators, families and children with exciting and engaging resources, activities and lesson plans designed to encourage STEM career exploration. Find out more.
Supported by the National Careers Institute and delivered by Action4Agriculture, the ACTION4YOUTH program is for young people aged 15-24 years, who are identifed as disengaged, Indigenous or migrant, to help them explore a career in agriculture and/or fisheries. Find out more.
World Teachers' Day was on 28 October 2022 the perfect opportunity to show our appreciation to the learning mentors that are guiding and helping to shape the future of the next generation. Hats off to teachers! #WTD2022 
NSW students are invited to join the Young Environmental Champions program in 2023. Offered by Action4Agriculture, this 10-week curriculum-aligned program is open to students aged 10 to 24 years who strive to be advocates for important environmental and social issues. Find out more.

PIEFA gratefully acknowledges the continued support of its partners

 

Thanks also to our associate members
    
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