Seed, Grow & Show Program
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Seed, Grow & Show Program

Seed, Grow and Show Program

The Seed, Grow & Show Program is an initiative of the Rabobank Ayr Client Council to address the long-term industry capacity challenge and to promote agricultural education. The aim of the program, which brings young high school students and agriculture together is gaining momentum in the Burdekin region. 

It was delivered successfully in 2015 and 2016 with two local high schools involved. Over 130 Year-7 students participated in the program, learning about the process of planting, growing and harvesting crops. This year, there are already plans to involve a third local high school, with the aim to engage over 200 students.

A teachers’ field tour was also organised in August 2016, introducing different avenues and career opportunities available within agriculture. This included a visit to Pacific Reef Fisheries, where approximately 1,000 tonnes of tiger prawns are produced annually, followed by a visit to a working cattle property and cane farm. The 30 teachers involved thoroughly enjoyed the day, which ended with a BBQ dinner and drinks.

The program has generated many conversations about job opportunities in the agricultural sector, from which the Client Council identified a need to promote these opportunities to high school students. 

With this program, the Ayr Client Council aims to foster and educate the younger local generation and introduce them to the wide range of career opportunities available in agriculture. 

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