Paint is drying on the bovine masterpieces who will shortly be submitted for consideration for the 2011 Archibull Prize.
This year students in 21 schools in Western Sydney are reflecting on the theme “The Rural – Urban Divide – What does it take to feed Sydney for a day sustainably?”
See the statistics on this web page created by Glenfield High School’s superstar Alexander Rafferty who won our “What can you creATE competition”
Each school has been allocated a food or fibre industry and has been provided with a blank fibreglass cow that students will decorate to highlight what they’ve learned about the challenges of feeding, clothing and housing the world with a declining natural resource base.
Each school was also paired with a Young Farming Champion who visited and supported the schools during the project. The young farmers provided the fresh young face of modern farming which we hope will inspire the students to consider career pathways that will see them be part of what we believe is the noblest profession – farming
Our farming champions created a series of social media tools to share their farming stories with teachers, students and the World Wide Web
See their video stories here
Hollie Baillieu – Cotton Farmer
Naomi Marks – Dairy Farmer
Melissa Henry – Sheep Farmer
Erin Lake – Natural Resource Management
Emma Visser – Dairy Farmer
Siannon Parice – Art4Agriculture Photographer
Art4Agriculture would like to thank Deborah Leake from Meat and Livestock Australia, Brooke Summers from Cotton Australia and Claudia Wythes from Australian Wool Innovation for their support of the Young Farming Champions in school visits. Great team work and great outcomes.