Home > The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) voice concerns for children's education

The National Farmers’ Federation (NFF) voice concerns for children's education

Supplier News
article image

The National Farmers' Federation is the national industry association representing farmers individuals affiliated with the agricultural sector. Through championing issues affecting the agricultural industry the NFF is committed to proactively generating a better understanding and increased awareness of the important role that farming contributes to the community.

A survey lobbied by the Primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEF) this month revealed common misconceptions about the origins of food and processing and farming methods amongst Australian students and teachers.

The findings showed that twenty seven percent of year 6 pupils believed that yoghurt was a plant product, while seventy percent thought that cotton was in fact produced from animals.

Jock Laurie, President of the National Farmers’ Federation, explained that “Australian agriculture is a vitally important contributor to Australia’s society, economy and environment”. As a result of the study the NFF have demanded an increased investment in agricultural education to improved students understanding of basic farming practices.

The NFF are also concerned that children will not consider a career in agriculture unless they are better educated about how the industry works. The findings highlight the necessity for improvements in the education of the nation’s children if the agricultural industry is to continue to thrive and support Australia’s economy.

Newsletter sign-up

The latest products and news delivered to your inbox