Farm Visit is a great way to learn more about your local farms and farmers, what is grown in our district and how it gets to your kitchen or wardrobe.
This Farm Visit is to a local Dungog dairy in the picturesque Williams River Valley, just near the foothills of the World Heritage Barrington Tops in NSW.
Your Farm Visit starts at 1.00pm and finishes at 3.15pm.
Please be sunsafe.....
Remember your sunscreen, hats and closed in footwear. We suggest wearing gumboots or boots and to bring a raincoat.
It's a good idea to bring a garbage bag for muddy clothes and boots and clean clothes to wear home.
You are welcome to bring your camera and healthy nourishing snacks to eat after your Farm Visit.
Can Farm Visit come to School?
Yes! Farm Visit can come to schools, preschools or family day care. We'll bring 3 or 4 of our lovely holstein calves and we'll tailor a program to suit the ages and abilities of the children.
We ask that visitors are mindful our properties are working farms and be aware that safety procedures must be observed at all times.
We are not able to sell raw milk or raw milk products nor are raw milk samples given. Thank you for your understanding.
Our Risk Assessment follows the templates provided by NSW legislation - https://education.nsw.gov.au/policy-library/policies/excursions-policy
The worksheets are stage specific. For preschoolers and homecare groups an educational craft activity is completed. Home School groups worksheets can be modified to suit the individual needs of each family.
Goals of the Farm Visit Schools Program are-
- to connect children, schools and Australian Agriculture;
- to increase awareness and knowledge of where our food and fibre comes from;
- to meet NESA curriculum;
- to increase agriculture education;
- to promote primary production and agriculture career options;
- to support Australian farmers.
Bookings are open for 2017 Term 2, 3 and 4. The calendar is filling fast, please get in touch to secure your preferred dates.
Minimum number of students is 30.
Click here to download the OH&S guide for teachers from Dairy Australia.
Teachers and Educators are asked to remind students to wash their hands before eating and when leaving the farm.
Food and Drinks
Please ensure your students bring all food and drinks they need for the Farm Visit. The closest shops are in Dungog.
If you have any questions, thoughts or feedback, please get in touch.
We look forward to seeing you on a Farm Visit soon.