Taking a virtual farm excursion

Meat and Livestock Australia are running a virtual classroom program aimed at helping primary school students learn about the Australian red meat and livestock industry.

The free online sessions give students the opportunity to talk directly to farmers, complete online quizzes and learn more about where their food comes from.

Tailored specifically to primary school students, the curriculum-aligned classes provide an introduction to key topics such as food production, sustainable farming practises and the types of farming technology used in Australian red meat production.

Meat & Livestock Australia Group Stakeholder Collaboration Manager, Samantha Jamieson, said MLA’s virtual classroom program aimed to help primary school students learn about the livestock industry in a fun and engaging way.

“Smart Farming virtual classrooms provide a fun, interactive educational experience bringing Australian cattle, sheep and goat farmers direct to the classroom for students to learn more about Australian farming and where their food comes from,” Ms Jamieson said.

“Hosted by a teacher and red meat producer, the classes… provide insights into sustainable farming, ag-tech, nutrition, and the types of jobs in the red meat industry: to deliver a true paddock to plate story.

“With many young people not really understanding where their food comes from, ultimately this initiative is about educating students on the progressive and sustainable practices used by our Australian red meat producers to create a quality nutritious product that is enjoyed all around the world.”

Visit www.mlavirtualexcursions.com to learn more.