The Archibull Prize uses art and multimedia and young farming champions to promote Australian farmers as professional, committed and caring and agriculture as an exciting and dynamic and innovative career.
The Young Farming Champions (YFC) program brings young farmers into schools as part of the Archibull Prize program to introduce the next generation of consumers to sustainable food production and the diverse array of careers in the agriculture sector.
The program encourages teamwork, creativity and exploration through projects focused on the food and fibre industries.
Guided by YFC, students use a blank fibreglass cow to create an artwork showcasing their research, including the farmers who produce it, and also create a weekly blog documenting their progress and an online video.
As of today the schools are going live with their blogs and they will be sharing their journey with you.
First cab of the rank meet Trangie Central School who is being supported by Cotton Australia and the Macquarie 2100 program
The students and staff of Trangie Central School were very excited with the arrival of Archie on Tuesday. Archie found her-self in the staff room ready to be unwrapped and introduced to the school and community, unfortunately for Archie but fortunately for the district, it has been raining so we were limited to only introducing Archie and taking photos indoors.