Drought not stopping these students
As bushfires ravage swathes of the country and farmers struggle to hold on after years of crippling drought, a career in agriculture might seem like a tough sell.
But a group of schoolgirls from one of New South Wales' most drought-affected regions are determined to rise to the challenge of food production in the era of climate change — swapping classrooms for stockyards in an innovative hands-on program.
Calrossy Anglican School's Tangara campus is a 93-hectare working farm where agriculture students run almost every aspect of the business, and the pupils are in their element.
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Calrossy Anglican School Principal David Smith said it's good to have a road map because people want certainty, which is the most challenging aspect right now. "Where I'm not so pleased, is the way that the HSC has been pushed back by quite a number of weeks and I've already had a lot of conta...
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