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Awareness of agriculture in schools must improve

(1988) Awareness of agriculture in schools must improve. The Farmers Weekly, 28 October 1988. p. 2 [Publication] [Special Collections]


Greater community support for agricultural education was just one of the messages delivered at the Australian Institute of Agricultural Science seminar on tertiary agricultural and horticultural education in Western Australia on October 18. The seminar was organised to discuss the two recent "Bell" and "Barrett-Lennard" reports on agricultural education. The Institute's Western Australian Branch President, Brian Whelan said the meeting was unique in that it was the first time that the people who had written the reports and the representatives from the tertiary institutes affected by the reports had come together in an open forum with people from the agriculture profession. A range of comments from Professor Alan Robson from the UWA School of Agriculture; Dr Ian Fairnie, Director of the Muresk Institute of Agriculture, and Kingsley Waterhouse, Superintendent of Agricultural Education in TAFE supported the concept and agreed that without the resources, teaching institutions cannot change or improve the course to attract students.

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This article is part of the WISALTS (Whittington Interceptor Sustainable Agriculture Land Treatment Society Incorporated) Collection.

Item Type: Special Collections
Collection: WISALTS Collection
Copyright: ©1988 The Farmers Weekly
Notes: 1 newspaper clipping
URI: http://researchrepository.murdoch.edu.au/id/eprint/60614
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