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Does Cotton grow on trees?

Posted on : 20 June 2019

The Royal Agricultural Society of NSW (RASNSW) is heading north next week in a bid to educate the next generation on where their food and fibre comes from.

The Knowing and Growing (K&G) Teacher Professional development program created alongside the NSW Department of Primary industries aims to support teachers following the introduction of mandatory agricultural components entering the NSW school curriculum for the first time this year.   

As teachers are tasked with the vital mission of bringing NSW education back to the land, the RAS is offering the support and resources to make this a reality.

“The future of agriculture is in the hands of our youth; NSW students should be learning about where food comes from in fun interactive ways and the RAS is arming our teachers with the resources to do just that.

“The world will always need food and fibre so our job is to show students the importance of agriculture and the innovative career paths available,” says RASNSW Education Coordinator Ashley Kelly.

Following the launch in Sydney this month, the K&G team will be hosting workshops in Tamworth and Armidale before taking their mission to the rest of NSW.

Upcoming dates (All dates available on the website):

  • Tamworth – 17 June
  • Armidale – 18 June
  • Wagga Wagga – 30 July
  • Yanco – 30 July
  • Tumut – 1 August

In between the K&G program, the RAS Education team will also be hosting Ag Vision, the leading Agricultural and Agribusiness careers expo in NSW on August 7, 2019.

To find out more or purchase tickets for the TPD or Ag Vision please visit the website.

Media Contact:

Nicola Dalby

Communications Manager

P: (02) 9704 1041 M: 0434 579 906 E:  


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