Sowing the Seed with Youth Today
Commencement Date: April 2015
The Liebe Group’s members expressed their desire for the Liebe Group to get actively involved with the Dalwallinu District High School in an effort to encourage students and engage them in agriculture. As a result of this the Liebe Group and Dalwallinu District High school are working together to bring agriculture into the classroom.
To raise the profile of modern agricultural practices with students in a rural setting while encouraging students to explore and consider the opportunities for employment within the sector.
With the activities undertaken the aim is to make the connections between the agricultural operations in the region and school. Bringing relevance to the schools educational program and the region the students live in. This will raise the profile of modern agricultural practices with students in a rural setting while encouraging students to explore and consider the opportunities for employment within the sector.
Planned activities for 2016
- Tour of AFGRI Equipment Australia dealership, Dalwallinu – 20th May
- Presentation on soil pH and its importance, with local grower Stuart McAlpine – 23rd of July
- Presentation on agricultural career opportunities
- Field excursion to experience shearing
- Attend the Liebe Group Spring Field Day – 8th September
- Produce case studies on agricultural interest areas – TBC
Image 1: Dalwallinu students learning about the Liebe Group and broadacre agriculture, May 2015.
Image 2: Wubin grower Gareth Barnes showing the students how to check seeding depth, May 2015.
Image 3: Local grower Alan Barnes getting to know the students, May 2015.
Image 4: Students learning the difference between canola, lupins and wheat at the Liebe Spring Field Day, 2015.
Image 5: Rod Thompson, DAFWA showing the students how to rate sheep health, Spring Field Day 2015.
Image 6: Dalwallinu students eagerly awaiting for their turn on the tractor, AFGRI, Dalwallinu.
Image 7: Ray Trinder explaining a Bourgault seeding equipment, AFGRI, Dalwallinu.
Image 8: From left Ray Trinder, James Mitchell and Max Kerkmans, AFGRI, Dalwallinu.
Image 9: Experiencing autosteer for the first time at AFGRI, Dalwallinu.