Cowra's Charlotte Groves, a member of the NSW Farmers Young Farming Council is applauding changes to the Kids to Farms program which make it more accessible.
Aimed at increasing primary school students' engagement with agriculture, the program will soon be more accessible to schools across NSW.
As early as next month, NSW primary schools will be able to apply for up to $1,500 to visit a farm or agricultural site through the program
Through excursions to farms or incursions in the classroom, the Kids to Farms program enables school kids to learn where their food comes from and how a farm works.
"Where a few decades ago most people had a connection to farming, our younger generations are less exposed to this vital aspect of Australia's social and economic fabric," Charlotte said.
"The Kids to Farms Program is an initiative seeking to close that gap, but some schools face a financial barrier in accessing the program."
Grants of up to $1,500 will be available for excursions conducted between 12 July 2021 and 17 December 2021.
Larger grants may be applied for and will be considered based on merit of the planned activity and the value it will bring to students.
The funding must be applied for one month prior to the excursion taking place, and will be in the form of a reimbursement once the excursion has taken place.
"Those interested in conducting an excursion in August should flag their interest now with NSW Farmers," Charlotte said.
Contact the Kids to Farms team at email@example.com or 02 9478 1067.
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