At least six primary schools from the East Coast region will take part in a national project putting students from 100 primary schools on to sheep and beef farms, as part of the 100 schools project.
Argyll East School and Takapau School have already had their farm visits, with Poukawa East School, Mangatainoka School and Wainuioru School to have their within the next two months or so.
Project manager – NZ Young Farmers, Deb Kingma, said the aim for the project is to teach students about how science and genetics are used to boost productivity and profitability in the red meat sector.
“The aim is to encourage and support the next generation of top talent into the red meat sector. It also helps them understand the wealth of career opportunities available in the agri-food sector,” Ms Kingma said.
Photo: Argyll East School is one of about six schools from the East Coast region to take part in the 100 schools project.
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Posted: 15 April 2018