Farmers and the community sending strong signals they want to be part of a culture of collaboration on conversations about food.

.. the two most important voices in the food system today are those of farmers and those of consumers. Their futures, and their ability to thrive, are becoming increasingly interconnected. This is especially true as the demand for safe, abundant and nutritious food is increasing, all while the integrity of the world’s food supply is being challenged by issues like extreme weather and diminishing natural resources Source

To participate in Picture You in Agriculture’s (PYiA) school programs ( See footnote) teachers commit to a culture of collaboration that brings together multiple subject areas of expertise to answer the big questions facing us all.

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PYiA programs are meeting the need identified by Corteva Agriscience in this fabulous survey  Currently young people and young farmers feel they are the missing voices in the conversation about how we produce safe, affordable, nutritious food on profitable climate resilient farming systems in the 2st century.  At at the heart of everything we do is supporting teachers to empower young people to be critical and creative thinkers who can be informed voices as part of the broader conversations about food and farming.

My question is are we supporting farmers to be part of the broader conversation? And what would the vehicle to do that look like if we did.? Does this graphic excite you as much as it does me. It excites the voting public

Farmers and NGOs

#CollaborationCulture #EnableUs #EmpowerUs #GenerousAncestors

Agriculture has come a long way 

Footnote

At Picture You in Agriculture  we are delivering sustainability education programs through the lens of agriculture

The Archibull Prize and Kreative Koalas -Design a Bright Future Challenge are connecting learning to:

  • Real world issues
  • Real world people
  • What young people value

Our programs are linked to all the key learning areas in the Australian curriculum as well as the general capabilities (employability skills) and the three cross curriculum priorities.

The programs also helps deliver the Alice Springs (Mparntwe) Education Declaration goals

In the process we are giving students agency and a voice and the opportunity to be an informed participant in conversations about how we want our food produced in the 21st century

Author: Lynne Strong

I am a 6th generation farmer who loves surrounding myself with optimistic, courageous people who believe in inclusion, diversity and equality and embrace the power of collaboration. I am the founder of Picture You in Agriculture. Our team design and deliver programs that inspire pride in Australian agriculture and support young people to thrive in business and life