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Teacher guide Sustainable Agriculture - regenerating the family farm

TLF ID M020845

This is a unit of work about sustainable farming practices in an Australian agricultural context. The unit uses a case study of a mixed farming operation in southern Victoria. It investigates the steps this farm has made to improve its long term sustainability and the benefits realised in terms of production systems and management of the land. A series of six activities provide: background information on on the Australian sheep farming industry and improvements made due to scientific research and technological innovation; background information on Yan Yan Gurt West farm and its progression towards more regenerative farming; and research tasks that encourage students to evaluate other examples of sustainable farming and identify key principles of the practice. The unit is supported by a video Low Impact Sustainable Agriculture.

Educational details

Educational value
  • This is a highly valuable resource for the design and technologies curriculum in years 7 and 8. It illustrates a farm regeneration process through applying sustainable farming practices. It introduces students to the economic, social, ethical and enviromental considerations that impact the process as well as the long term nature of the regenerative farming.
  • The activities provide opportunities for students to identify and develop criteria by which they can apply their learnings to analyse the success of other examples of sustainable farming.
Year level

7; 8

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  • © AgriFood Skills Australia 2015. Except where indicated otherwise, this work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 Australia license