New school program delves into dairy

22 Sep, 2017 10:55 AM
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The program is a great way to educate rural students about what happens in their community.

Students at 14 schools across the central Victoria are learning how important the dairy industry is for regional communities through a new education program.

The Painting Daisy program is funded by the United Dairy Farmers of Victoria and run locally by Jaydee Events. It has been run in 24 Victorian schools during term three.

Daisy program manager John Hutchison said in years gone by many children either lived on dairy farms or they had family members who did.

“Through progressive changes, especially in technology, the number of dairy farms has decreased. Yet the size of the farms has increased,” he said.

“Many students now had little or no knowledge of what happens on these dairy farms, the smorgasbord of careers available in the industry or the impact of local industry on their community.

“The program is a great way to educate rural students about what happens in their community and the importance of an industry that operates right on their doorstep.”

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