We’re here to help you learn about agriculture and  Western Australia’s farmers and how they produce our food.

This section of the Food You Can Trust website is for Teachers and Students, although others may learn some things, too! 

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AGRICULTURE ...and... THE ECONOMY

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AGRICULTURE ...and... THE ECONOMY

Agriculture is an important part of Australia’s economy.

From the number of people employed by farms and the amount of money earned by selling our products locally, nationally and overseas to the industries that support our farmers, Agriculture is a big part of the Australian Economy. In fact, for every $100 earned in Australia, $3 comes from primary production.

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What Agriculture Export Means for Australia

In other countries, Australian products are recognised as high quality and taste. Crops grown overseas from Australian seeds often produce more bountiful and therefore better quality yield than locally produced seeds. This means that not only are we helping to feed the world, but we are helping other countries to feed themselves.

We can see that our customers are all over the world!

Food You Can Trust Australian Export Infogram

Agriculture includes the cultivation of almost anything that is grown. There are lots of different types of farms and produce… and include food products that we can pick and eat straight away (like fruit and vegetables), some that need to be cooked (like beef, lamb, chicken and eggs), and also some that require some processing (like sugar, canola, dairy, wheat and barley). In addition, there are some non-food products used in manufacturing (like cotton and wool). Some of our products we export nearly all that we produce, and others (like pigs and poultry) are consumed locally.

Food You Can Trust Australian Export versus Domestic Infogram

WHERE ...our food... COMES FROM

Food is grown all over Western Australia.

Explore this map to see where food is grown throughout our state.

ACTIVITIES ...ready... TO GO

Worksheets ready to use in classrooms around Western Australia.

We’re working on building a strong resource of handy worksheets for students to use in class or at home.

If you have any suggestions of materials we may be able to include here, or new requests, please Talk to us now!

These resources were developed by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development (former Department of Agriculture and Food’s AgLinkEd Education Initiative program). Visit their website. 

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Food Storage and Handling

Let’s learn about how good food handling and bad food handling can change how long food lasts for before turning yucky. We can do that by watching and measuring a range of everyday actions, and that will show how we should handle food, and why we should wash our hands!!

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Mathematics On The Farm

Ever thought the stuff in Maths class can’t be used in real life? There are tonnes of different ways that mathematics is used in farming and other agricultural industries. In fact, “tonnes” is a mathematical term. Let’s learn some other forms of mathematics in real farming life!

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The Agricultural Services Industry

Our great grandparents ate food that could only be grown locally. These days we can eat foods from all around the world. So let’s learn about how we can do that!

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The Agricultural Services Industry – Supply Chain (Cards)

There are loads of different jobs across the Agricultural Services Industries. So let’s learn about all of the different types of jobs, you could have!

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What’s On Your Plate (Cards)

How well do you know where the food on your plate comes from? From eggs to noodles, from bacon to birthday cake. So let’s find out who helps to get it to your plate!

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Western Australia Food Map

Download a printable version of the map of Western Australia.

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How A Cow Makes Milk

Let’s learn about how a cow turns grass into milk. You can do this HERE by watching this short video that explains how grass is turned into milk through a cow’s four stomach compartments!

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How Australian Dairy Farmers Care For Their Cows

Learn how Australian farmers care for their cows HERE in this short video!

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How Australian Farmers Care For The Environment

Australian farmers are passionate about the environment. Learn how Australian farmers help to care for the environment HERE in this short video!

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How Dairy Products Are Made And The Cow Breeds In Australia

Let’s learn about how dairy products are made and what breeds of cows are commonly found in Australia!

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