Children in NSW will have access to excursions to farms when school returns in 2022.
The Kids to Farms program, a partnership between NSW Farmers and the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment, aims to teach primary school students about the importance of agriculture.
“The Kids to Farms program aims to build awareness of where food and fibre comes from — something we can’t take for granted in an increasingly urbanised world,” NSW Farmers Young Farming Council member and school teacher Charlotte Groves said.
“Even though COVID stopped some of our on-farm activities this year, our Ag Packs have been very popular and we’re excited to announce $1500 will continue to be available to eligible primary schools in 2022 to access the excursion program.
“The funding means more schools across the state can arrange farm excursions for their students.”
This event and all associated material was supported by funding from the Australian Government Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment as part of its Educating Kids About Agriculture: Kids to Farms program.