Helping Students Understand Where Their Food & Fibre Comes From
Farmer Time allows students to ask questions, take a virtual tour and experience what careers in food & fibre look like. Designed for students from K-12, Farmer Time provides a real-world context to your food and fibre curriculum.
Connect your students with farmers to learn more about how our food & fibre is grown.
Share with students your life & experience of farming, living on the land & building a future.
Farmer Time is run in Australia by the Primary Industries Education Foundation Australia with guidance and agreement with Linking Environment And Farming (LEAF).
What is Farmer Time?
Students can ask questions, take a virtual tour and experience what a career in agriculture looks like. Designed for students from K-12, Farmer Time provides a real-world context to your food and fibre curriculum.
How Can Teachers & Farmers Get Involved
Teachers, farmers, and industry bodies contact PIEFA at firstname.lastname@example.org
Teachers and farmers will be matched by PIEFA and will receive an introductory email explaining what to do next.
What Happens on the Calls?
Teacher prepares class for call, and plans lead-in questions. Students may want to research food and fibre careers on Career Harvest before the call.
Farmer checks signal on site to ensure reliable internet connection.
Scheduled call takes place & then the teacher and farmer send feedback to PIEFA via email
NOTE: Farmers and teachers may wish to do a test call out of class hours.
"We first saw Farmer Time in the UK. It was a fantastic resource for our students. Can't wait to become involved in Australia."