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Helping Students Understand Where Their Food 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.

Teachers

Connect your students with farmers to learn more about how our food & fibre is grown.

Primary Producer

Share with students your life & experience of farming, living on the land & building a future.

Students

Connect live online, ask any questions about agriculture & learn directly from a farmer!

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 office@piefa.edu.au

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.