30 October 2023.

AgForce has just held another massive Moo Baa Munch at Downlands College Rural Centre in Toowoomba with over 1000 Queensland students learning about agriculture.

Moo Baa Munch takes the learning out of the classroom and promotes all sectors of agriculture, including beef, sheep, grains, production horticulture, poultry, dairy, and sugarcane.

Run by AgForce’s School to Industry Partnership Program, it focuses on teaching youngsters where their food and fibre comes from, the importance agriculture plays in our everyday lives, and the diverse career opportunities available.

With the knowledge from some incredible industry representatives these young and curious minds were in great hands. Secondary students had their day today to explore, learn and take in all the wonders our world of agriculture has to offer including career opportunities, hands on learning in technology, science and everything in between.

AgForce General President Georgie Somerset said showcasing farming and the agriculture sector to children was incredibly important.

“Whether students are studying agriculture or not, it is vital that young people gain exposure to important messages about food production,” she said.

“Events like Moo Baa Munch do a fantastic job in making agriculture real for little people and bigger ones – providing the first opportunity for many children to see goats up close and to learn how vegetables are grown.

 “It’s also a chance for high school students to discover the amazing diversity of careers in modern agriculture – these days it isn’t only about getting your hands dirty, technology in farming is proving to be a game changer.

“It’s fantastic to know so many children will be engaging with agriculture and learning about one of the fastest growing industries in the country.”

Thank you to our industry supporters The Primrose Collection Honey, Oakey SHS - Angora Goats, DAF Horticulture, AgForce Grains, Downlands Aquaculture, USQ, UQ Skills, Cotton Australia, Dairy Australia, Bayer Crop Science, Mort & Co, UQ, DAF Fisheries, AgForce SEQ, Kids 2 Farms – Sweet Science, RDO, Survival Seeds, Australian Future Farmers Exchange, Pick of the Crop, Australian Country Choice, TRC Water & Waste Services, Close to Home Honey, Ag'N'Vet Rural, Woods Group, QFVG, AgForce Biosecurity and integratedSTEM.