School agriculture programs not keeping up with industry reality

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By Jamie Brown
Updated July 4 2022 - 1:16pm, first published April 6 2022 - 1:00am
With prices rising for potential steer calves school agricultural programs are feeling the pinch but those in industry say now is not the time to pull the purse strings.

Agricultural students are missing an opportunity to mix with an exciting new beef industry, in the midst of change for the better, but teachers say their curriculum is out of date while the cost of steer calves has blown out of all proportion. Unless the Department of Education stumps up more funds, there will be a generation of untrained youth and an industry crying out for help.

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Jamie Brown

North Coast reporter