In­trepid high school­ers see what ru­ral life is all about in the North Bur­nett:

Central and North Burnett Times - - FRONT PAGE -

STU­DENTS from Corinda State High school took a farm ex­pe­ri­ence tour of Monto to learn about agri­cul­tural life in the coun­try.

The group of nine came up on Mon­day morn­ing and split into pairs liv­ing on a host prop­erty, where they got to spend a day work­ing on a farm.

Then on Wed­nes­day, they went to visit the Monto sa­le­yards and had a les­son at the high school, fol­lowed by a visit to Monto Vet and Bai­ley Creek Pig­gery.

Many stu­dents that came had an in­ter­est in work­ing in agri­cul­ture, and some even had prac­ti­cal ex­pe­ri­ence.

Tony Josiah and Hayden Smith, who spent Tues­day work­ing with cat­tle on the Pen­ney’s farm, al­ready had plenty of ex­pe­ri­ence.

“We’ll have to move to get a gig like this, but we have peo­ple we can do work ex­pe­ri­ence with,” Tony said.

“It’s a good learn­ing ex­pe­ri­ence, see­ing how much all the dif­fer­ent cat­tle go for,” Hayden said.

It was dif­fer­ent for some, such as Josie Williams, whose ex­pe­ri­ence own­ing a pet pig did lit­tle to pre­pare her for work­ing on Sal­is­bury’s pig­gery.

“I’ve spent a lot of time around farm an­i­mals, but we were more on the nur­ture side,” Josie said.

Di­eta Sal­is­bury said it was a mu­tu­ally ben­e­fi­cial ex­pe­ri­ence.

“They ac­tu­ally gave me knowl­edge about how much a beast eats and drinks in a day,” Mrs Sal­is­bury said.

“They’re go­ing to have lots of dif­fer­ent ex­pe­ri­ences; they’re go­ing to do some data en­try on Thurs­day, we’ve got mus­ter­ing on Fri­day, and some weld­ing.”

Corinda se­nior science and agri­cul­ture teacher Stu­art Halsey said they would see agri­cul­ture through a new set of eyes.

“They take away a bet­ter un­der­stand­ing of what it takes to grow the food and the fi­bre they take for granted every day,” Mr Halsey said.


ON TOUR: Vis­it­ing stu­dents from Car­rinda State High vis­it­ing Monto sa­le­yards on a farm tour of the area.

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