This week (1st November 2017) saw Farrer hold it’s third Food and Fibre event hosting around 250 local primary school students. There was plenty going on during the day with the children experiencing close encounters with our calves, sheep and chickens and watching a shearing demonstration. There was also a session about a Cotton Gin and a cattle crush demonstration.
The children were involved in several hands on activities/mini workshops including making (and eating) pancakes, and bacon & egg sandwiches, learning how to make butter, a craft session making ‘chicken noises’, learning how different types of seeds make our food, where meat comes from and the life cycle of an egg/chicken.
Guest presenters, visitors and the Agriculture Faculty staff were ably assisted by selected Year 10 students and as can be seen from these photos the day was busy, successful and rewarding.