School students pitch AgriFutures Australia projects

What a fabulous write up about the work and AgriFutures Australia are doing at Cleve Area School! See below for an excerpt: 

Apps and blogs connecting farmers with each other and the wider community were popular as Year 9 Cleve Area School students pitched their entrepreneurial ideas to a panel of local experts on Friday.

The presentations were part of the Agrifutures program, run at a select few schools across the country encouraging agricultural-based entrepreneurship.

A panel of community members with agricultural backgrounds heard pitches from Year 9 students, with many addressing issues the students and their farming families face on a day-to-day basis…

Improvements to the school chicken yard, weed resistant socks, a magnetic trailer hitch and safety upgrades to farming equipment were some of the ideas discussed.

Local judges Iggy Honan, Malcolm Peters and Geoff Rissmann gave the students feedback before scoring the pitches out of 60 points to determine a winner to face off against the top Year 8 team later in the year.

For the full article written by Rachael McDonald in the Eyre Peninsula Tribune, click here:

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