Kids to Farms grants extended

Kids to Farms grants extended

Primary schools in NSW now have access to $1500 grants per school until December 2022 for farm excursions through the Kids To Farms program.

“These grants make the Kids to Farms program available to more schools across the state and will especially benefit smaller regional schools,” said NSW Farmers Young Farming Council Member and school teacher Charlotte Groves

Ms Groves said the Kids to Farms program had been popular since its April 2021 inception, with more than 400 students experiencing a real working farm, or a farm classroom experience, or ‘incursion’ last year.

“Schools will be looking for something new and engaging for their students after long COVID-19 lockdowns, and we’re saying look no further than a farm excursion through Kids to Farms.”

“What better way to boost learning than to get a firsthand look at where our food and fibre comes from?”

NSW Farmers and the Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment have teamed up to deliver the Kids to Farms program.

“Kids to Farms is built on the ethos of ‘two by 12’, or two agriculture experiences by the age of 12, and we really want to see as many students as possible get involved.”

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