Science Teachers Workshop - Agriculture 2014: resources

The University of Sydney has kindly given PIEF permission to make available online the presentations and reports from the Science Teachers' Workshop - Agriculture hosted by the University in 2014. If you download and subsequently use these materials, it is requested you acknowledge the relevant individual contributors ... download resources (77mb zip file).

Five reasons to choose agriculture as a career

The World Bank has just released a report than gives five compelling reasons for youth to choose agriculture as a career ... read more.

Review of agricultural education and training in NSW

"Review into Agricultural Education and Training in New South Wales" - report by Jim Prately, July 2013 ... read more.

Community perceptions of Australian Agriculture

The Australian Farm Institute has published the entries of the finalists in the 2013 John Ralph Essay Competition on the topic "The facts are not the story: do community perceptions of Australian agriculture really matter?". These essays were published in the Institute's Farm Policy Journal (volume 10, number 4, 2013) and are provided here with the Institute's permission which is gratefully acknowledged by PIEF.

You can download finalists' essays below, or the complete Farm Policy Journal from the Australian Farm Institute.

Ben Stockwin's study tour of North America and the UK

In mid 2013 the CEO of PIEF, Ben Stockwin, undertook a study tour of North America and the UK. Here is his report ... download.

Worrying levels of knowledge about agriculture in schools

A survey released by PIEF shows that student and teacher knowledge of food and fibre production has declined to worrying levels. It is a wake-up call to government says PIEF's Chair, Dr Cameron Archer.

The groundbreaking survey was undertaken by the Australian Council of Educational Research (ACER) with the support of Woolworths. It reveals that 75 per cent of students thought cotton socks were an animal product and 45 per cent of students could not identify that everyday lunchbox items such as a banana, bread and cheese originated from farms ... read media release, read survey.