Post a highly successful Primary School Preview Day in the Food Farm at the 2018 Sydney Royal Easter Show the following day our Young Farming Champions Events Team where given a behind the scenes tour by members of the RAS Youth Group
On Primary School Preview Day Young Farming Champion Jasmine Whitten and intern Jessica Fearnley ran the Eggs-cellent workshop where students were given a 15 minute snapshot of how farmers ensure that only the very best eggs make it into the carton in their fridge
First stop was a tour of the Cattle Pavilions were RAS Youth Group member Rachel Rodney provided insights into the planning required to bring in the animal exhibits in the short turn around time between the show closing at night and opening next morning Quite a feat when you think over 400 cattle may be moving in and out in a six hour period.
The YFC then moved to the Woolworths Dome and met with some of the teams behind the District Exhibit displays and discovered there is over 12 months of planing to bring those magnificent display to life.
It was then onto the Poultry Pavilion where RAS Rural Achiever Joe Murphy shared with the YFC his journey to become a Rural Achiever and the role of the Rural Achievers in assisting with running events at the show.
RAS Youth Group members Tobie Payne and Andrew Horne then introduced the YFC to the media centre team and the main arena announcers. The YFC discovered the Showground facilities entertain up to 1,000,000 people during the 12 days of the show and provide venues for sporting and community events for the other 353 days of the year.
Each year at the show there is a strong focus on providing visitors with genuine and fun agricultural experiences. As it happens Young Farming Champion Tim Eyes is the night manager of one we think is brilliant ( almost as impressive as The Food Farm)
Little Hands on the Land is a working farm in The Daily Telegraph Paddock teaching kids from 2 to 10 the crop-to-shop agriculture story. Its a free activity that takes the little farmers on a journey through 10 stations including a milking barn, chook shed, fruit orchard, tractor pull and more before they get to the farmer’s market to trade their produce for farm dollars. Their hard-earned farm dollars can be spent at the last station – the supermarket.
In this video Tim explains how Little Hands on the Land works in the video below and our Young Farming Champions very enthusiastically took up the offer to show you what a whirlwind Little Hands Experience is like .
As you can see a good time was had by all including our intern for 2018 Haylee Murrell who assisted YFC Tayla Field to run the Seed to Salad workshop