Education and training
PPSA acknowledges the importance of attracting and retaining talented people in the agriculture, horticulture and viticulture sectors.
The education and training of both existing primary producers (and associated service providers) and new entrants to the industry is critical to the success of our industries.
To date, PPSA has been involved in two key initiatives in this area:
- Meeting with some of the many different stakeholders involved in scholarships and promotion of careers in the agriculture, horticulture and viticulture sectors – with a key meeting hosted by the Show Society – aiming for better co-ordination in this area.
- Running a pilot project to train 60 primary producers in the new national Farm Business Management skill set. This project was funded by the Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills (through the Department of State Development) and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (through PIRSA).
Educating Kids About Agriculture
PPSA is proud to coordinate Educating Kids About Agriculture, a primary schools education program which provides teachers and students with hands-on, on-farm or in-school experiences which explore livestock, cropping, horticulture, viticulture and sustainable water management.
There are three education hubs in SA which are delivering a range of activities, and after a successful pilot phase we are now inviting primary schools to participate and utilise the resources. These Hubs cover much of SA, plus they offer complimentary education activities to suit different year levels and curriculum areas.
The project has been delivered in SA through Primary Producers SA, with support from the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment through funding from the Australian Government’s Educating Kids About Agriculture initiative. Program delivery partners are AU2100, Food and Fibre Education SA and George the Farmer.
View the attached flyer to register your schools interest for 2022. All programs are free of charge and include curriculum linked activities to engage your students in the science of agriculture and food production.