Mount Beauty Secondary College students got a taste of farm life on Friday as part of a workforce development project.
The year 9 and 10 students visited Scott McKillop's dairy farm in Dederang as part of their geography studies.
Two local learning and employment networks, NE Tracks and NELLEN, secured funding from Regional Development Victoria for an education model that introduces the students to industry and employment opportunities before they make VCE/VCAL subject decisions.
Mr McKillop showed them around his dairy taking them through the milking process as well as his breeding program and the use of new technology.
"It is about showing students the application of different studies in a practical sense," he said.
"Getting out and doing some hands on learning shows students the different things we do on farms and how their studies can help that going forward."
School to industry liaison officer Julie Aldous said the ag experience is designed to support the teacher's development of different studies in relation to agriculture.
"It is aimed to help Shaun Thorpe's delivery of science with reference to agriculture, horticulture and sustainability," she said.
"The hope of our team is that through partnerships with the rural community, the school will be encouraged to deliver certificate II in agriculture as part of the year 9 and 10 curriculum.
"Through Regional Development Victoria, our role is to support schools to set up certificate learning in agriculture and health."
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