Food and Fibre Production in Australia
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MeatPoultry.com

MeatPoultry.com | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
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Meat Poultry is business journal for meat and poultry producers. It is offered online and provides a great base for numerous valuable resources. These resources include information on food safety. Whilst the website is not specifically related to food in Australia the information provided is often in the same context as that of the rest of the world. The website provides a great central location to access and search information. 

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From paddock to plate

From paddock to plate | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
Discover where our food comes from and how it gets to our table. Explore farming practices and the processes involved in...
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This intersting article produced by the ABC offers early years students the opportunity to learn where their food comes from. Students 'Explore farming practices and the processes involved in producing familiar food products. Use video clips to investigate the biological needs of food crops and farm animals. Explore the diversity of foods that may be produced from a range of agricultural produce.'

 

What a great way for young students to begin to explore and understand how our food comes from being in the paddock to on the table.

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Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury

Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
I make, write and design things: Am obesessed with power tools, like digging in the dirt, playing guitar and singing loudly, and I'm a bloody good cook.
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Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury provides expert insight and advice on making and designing food products. His scoops have often provided information which aids in the understanding of food and fibre production in Australia. I have followed Lenni for quite a while and continue to rescoop many of his products as I believe they are very valuable.

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Grow it...eat it

Grow it...eat it | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
Grow it...eat it
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Lenni provides valuable links and insights into food. His regular updates provide valuable contributions to the topic of Food and Fibre Production in Australia. As an educator, they provide education and information which may aid in the classroom.

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Search all resources | FWPA Forest Learning

Search all resources | FWPA Forest Learning | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
There are a whole range of resources and activities available for you to access including factsheets, posters and multi-media tools for the classroom, activities and lesson ideas, as well as useful websites and industry reports. Simply select from the search criteria below for a full list of available resources.
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Forest Learning is a great resource for educators to assist with the implementation of the Technologies curriculum in the classroom. Forest Learning provides a variety of resources to educators to educate students on forests and how they contribute as a resource in our world.

The website provides educators with an opportunity to implement the technologies curriculum in the following areas:

Foundation - Year 2

exploring which plants and animals can provide food or materials for clothing and shelter and what basic needs those plants and animals have

Year 3 - Year 4

identifying the areas in Australia and Asia where major food or fibre plants and animals are grown or bred, for example the wheat and sheep belts, areas where sugar cane or rice are grown, northern Australia’s beef industry, plantation and native forest areasdescribing ideal conditions for successful plant and animal production including how climate and soils affect production and availability of foods, for example Aboriginal seasons and food availability

Year 5 - Year 6

exploring and comparing the efficiency of different irrigation methods in plant production systems including the use of digital technologies to improve the effectiveness, for example when designing a sustainable irrigation system to be used in a garden

Year 7 - Year 8

describing physical and chemical characteristics of soil and their effects on plant growth when producing food and fibre products

 

 

 

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Cattle, sheep & goat industries | Meat & Livestock Australia

Cattle, sheep & goat industries | Meat & Livestock Australia | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
The cattle, sheep and goat industries plays an important role in Australia's economy, society and environmental management.
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This great online resource is accessible via Education Queensland log ins. The resource provides students with the opportunity to 'visit' farms around Australia. This allows students to become more aware of where their food (meat) comes from and becoime more familiar with what a farm is and how they operate without leaving the classroom.

The interactive games that are available provide students with an opportunity to operate their own farm. This activity could be used within the curriculum in many year levels.  The Year 3-4 Technologies Curriculum content descriptor of "identifying the areas in Australia and Asia where major food or fibre plants and animals are grown or bred, for example the wheat and sheep belts, areas where sugar cane or rice are grown, northern Australia’s beef industry, plantation and native forest areas" can be investigated via this resource.

 In the  upper grades (7-8) it can be used in conjunction with the content descriptor "investigating different animal feeding strategies such as grazing and supplementary feeding, and their effects on product quality, for example meat tenderness, wool fibre diameter (micron), milk fat and protein content when producing food and fibre products". An assessable piece of work that requires students to operate their farm based on their own research and then formulate a report would be ideal.

Overall this is a great resource that can be used for many purposes to implement the Technologies Curriculum.

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Gardening with Kids

Gardening with Kids | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
Gardening with kids has so many benefits - learning about plants, trying new foods, taking care of something on your own. Enjoy our Kids Garden Guide and 30 fun garden activities and ideas for families!
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KC Edventures blog has some great ideas for Gardening with Kids. The blog incudes activities to inspire and encourage learning. This link, in particular, looks at building a garden. This activity would be particularly beneficial for teaching students from Prep - Year 2 the basics of food production. 

The Australian Curriculum - Technologies for Prep to Year 2 requires students to "considering the suitability of a range of tools when cultivating gardens, mulching and building garden structures and preparing and cooking food from recipes". This blog provides some great resources to enable the successful implementation and integration of the technology curriculum in Prep to Year 2.

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Australia's Food Processing Industry fact sheet

Australia's Food Processing Industry fact sheet | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
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This fact sheet which has been compiled by the Australian Bureau of Statistics provides teachers with a great opportunity to expand students understanding of food and fibre production in Australia. This fact sheet helps build an understanding of the link between Australia's economy and food and fibre production. This fact sheet would be ideally used in conjunction with the technologies curriculum in Year 7-8.

Below are the links to the curriculum:

- Investigate the ways in which products, services and environments evolve locally, regionally and globally through the creativity, innovation and enterprise of individuals and groups (ACTDEK030)

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Anna V. A. Resurreccion

Anna V. A. Resurreccion | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
Anna V.A. Resurreccion, Ph.D., CFS is president of RSR International Group LLC, and a retired Distinguished Research Professor of the University of Georgia. RSR is an international consulting company for food security, food science and nutrition.
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Anna V. A. Resurreccion offers an expert insight into food security, food science and nutrition. Anna's blog provides followers with valuable contributions including food production. The most recent blog offers a chance for the reuse of different foods. This is similar to a recent article I also followed. It is a great opportunity to engage in the material and perhaps pass it onto students in the classroom. Enjoy!

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Yummy Foods!

Yummy Foods! | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
What a great idea to grow your own veggies and fruit! Be sure to #upcycle your food scraps. All of this food will regrow itself! #robbynackner (Cool! MT @robbynackner: What a great idea to grow your own veggies & fruit!

Via Lenni Morkel-Kingsbury
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What a great way to introduce kids to growing foods themselves. This scoop provides some fanastic ideas about how to reuse food by regrowing it. These ideas are fantastic to try in the home or even better as part of a school garden. These ideas can be used and create little mess and are very inexpensive. Obviously you just need to be aware of the growing time, particularly for pineapples, if you were to look into using some of these ideas in a classroom.

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Art4Agriculture

Art4Agriculture | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
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The Archibull competition is an annual competition for students to win cash and prizes for their creativity. This competition is a great initiative for not increasing students knowledge about farming and agriculture in Australia . In particular the competition focuses on students awareness being raised about feeding, clothing and housing the world.

 

The competition can be linked with any number of content descriptors from the Technologies curriculum. It can also be linked to The Arts curriculum, which is currently waiting endorsement prior to its release.

 

Even if your classroom cannot get involved in this competition in particular, it is a great foundation to potentially set up something similar with your classroom, school or region.

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A Problem with Insects - A Cotton Story | TechNyou

A Problem with Insects - A Cotton Story | TechNyou | Food and Fibre Production in Australia | Scoop.it
Images of locust plagues have long inspired movies and news items. At their most extreme, they can destroy an annual crop in hours, taking away a good percentage of a farmer’s income and increasing costs to consumers. But, our past methods of widespread insecticide spraying have proven costly - both financially and environmentally.
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Although this resource is aimed at year 9-10 students it provides a great resource in the form of lesson plans for educators. This resource provides teachers with the necessary tools and information to educate students on the Cotton Farming Industry and how the farmers manage insects.

 

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Overview-of-Food-and-Fibre-Industries-in-CQ.pdf

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Food and Fibre Production in Central Queensland is a major contributor to Australia's overall food and fibre production. This study provides an interesting insight with good facts and information regarding the food and fibre production industry in Central Queensland. This will be particularly useful for ensuring that students in this region and beyond are educated on the contribution their area makes to the 'bigger' picture.

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Foods from Plants and Animals

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The interactive activity called 'Foods from Plants and Animals' provides an ideal introduction for students in Year 2 - Year 4 Technology to the different types of food provided by plants and animals. Students begin to think about food as coming from different sources and how these fit into the food pyramid.

The Year 2 - Year 4 Technologies Curriculum content descriptor of "exploring which plants and animals can provide food or materials for clothing and shelter and what basic needs those plants and animals have" aligns with this resource.

 

 

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