"The series of George the Farmer books are wonderful examples of how quality stories for children can also educate and celebrate all aspects of Australian society" The Hon. Dan Tehan MP - Minister for Education
"George the Farmer’s goal is one Australian farming industries have long been focussed on; bridging the gap between consumers and producers." ABC Country Hour
"Bob the Builder and Postman Pat are famous, but you might not have heard of George the Farmer... designed to engage Australian children with agriculture and teach them about life in the country". ABC Radio National Bush Telegraph
"George the Farmer is helping to educate a new generation of Australians about food and fibre production." RM Williams Outback Magazine
"George teaches young minds about the day-to-day lives of Australian farmers - and where their food comes from". The Stock Journal
"George, Ruby and Jessie the Dog teach kids about farming practices and agriculture while building reading and comprehension skills. Great for early primary students". Sydney Morning Herald Good Food Guide
"We need to educate more and (George the Farmer) is a great way to do it." Brenton Ragless, Channel Nine News

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Inspiring the next generation

Melbourne may be home for Bianca Linklater now, but her heart belongs to the plains surrounding Gol Gol, the small rural town on the Murray River where she grew up. The primary school teacher and Practicing MSL Educational Specialist is one of five children who watched the toil and perseverance her parents showed as broad acre farmers – and is now passing that love onto her three children through George the Farmer.

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7-year-old Edison brings others joy in lockdown with poem titled ‘Harvest Time’

Edison Thompson is a 7-year-old living in Melbourne, and in the current climate, is learning from home during lockdown. Edison is dearly missing his Pa and three uncles who farm grain, lentil and pulses in the far South Western corner of NSW.

Edison wrote a poem titled 'Harvest Time' for a creative writing task at school. It has warmed the hearts of many within the George the Farmer Community. 

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George the Farmer Teaches Children That "Wood is Good for the World"

This piece first appeared on Green Triangle Forest Industries Hub Blog, on July 16, 2021.

George the Farmer has traded his tractor for a harvester in an effort to teach Australia’s next generation about the importance of plantation forestry.

The highly acclaimed children’s character joined key industry leaders in the Green Triangle to film the new six-minute video illustrating everything from tree planting and harvesting to the milling process, showcasing the wealth of products created by our local fibre.

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NEW Resources to SAVE the Day!

Calling all teachers! Our five brand NEW and FREE curriculum-aligned resources are here! 

The resources cover the topics of apples, chickpeas, forestry and dairy and are jam-packed full of activities - think, 60 pages in length!  

The activities are engaging, creative and entrepreneurial such as designing a robotic dairy, making butter from scratch, jewellery from seeds and how to measure carbon sequestration in trees.

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Dress up as George the Farmer for Book Week 2021!

CBCA Book Week 2021 is here! From August 23rd to 27th, the Children's Book Council of Australia is bringing children and books together across Australia while exploring this year's theme Old Worlds, New Worlds, Other Worlds.

Join us in dressing up for the farming world! 🚜👩‍🌾👨‍🌾

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George the Farmer X ForestLearning Virtual Classroom

Would you like the kids to see George the Farmer live? Book in for a free Virtual Classroom in a forest! These 30 minute curriculum-linked sessions provide a perfect introduction to topics such as where does our wood and paper come from, what does a forester do, what is a renewable resource, what is the lifecycle of a tree, and why is it important to grow timber sustainably.

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Science Week Food and Fibre Film Festival with George the Farmer!

Teachers! If you're looking for a fabulous online event to do with your class remotely — or in the classroom — consider sitting the kids down to watch our brand new series of George the Farmer films where we investigate apples, chickpeas, dairy, forestry and wool.

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Did you know that chickpeas have superpowers?!

Your latest lockdown entertainment is here!

Join the George the Farmer team as we investigate the paddock to plate journey of chickpeas in our chickpea harvest video. You'll be amazed at how delicious and versatile this

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NEW Forestry Video – What everyday products are made from trees?

Forestry fact: in the tree plantation stage, some forestry workers plant up to 3000 trees and walk up to ten kilometers in a single day!

Join George the Farmer and his mates Simone and Ben as they investigate the seed to shelter journey of tree farming in our exclusive forestry video premiere. You'll be amazed at the range of products used every day that come from trees!

Follow up the seed to shelter forestry viewing with our 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) experience available on YouTube or through the FarmVR App.

This project is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment through funding from the Australian Government's Educating Kids about Agriculture initiative.

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How Do Apples Grow? Apple Video Premiere!

Last week we released paddock to product video #2 of our new series. This one is on the journey of apples! 🍎🍎🍎

Join George the Farmer and his mates Simone and Ben as we investigate how apples are grown in our Apple video premiere! You'll be amazed at the incredible technology used to ensure we have access to delicious, crispy apples year-round!

 

Fun fact! In the apple packing shed a special camera takes 60 images of every apple each second, to determine the eating quality before they're sent off to the supermarket? Show your kids our paddock to plate apple video and then follow it up with our 360-degree Virtual Reality (VR) experience available on YouTube or through the FarmVR App.

Be the first to watch the clip before we let our fans know about it on social media. We'd love to hear what you think. Email us a comment, give it a like and share with your friends. Oh, and don't forget to subscribe to our channel!

This project is supported by the Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment through funding from the Australian Government's Educating Kids about Agriculture initiative.

P.S. Looking for more resources on apple harvest? Look no further than our picture storybook, Hailstorm Heroes

Hailstorm Heroes is an exciting book focusing on apple harvest and weather events that teaches children about problem-solving and entrepreneurial thinking in an effort to prevent and reduce wasted food produce.

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Wool Paddock-to-Product Video Premiere

Join the George the Farmer team as we investigate how wool is grown. From the shearing shed to the woollen mill, you will be amazed how this natural fibre from sheep helps us to stay warm (and cool) all year round!

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Colouring in the Farm

Have you thought of adding extra meaning to colouring in time? Or a new way to get your kids involved in what is happening in your work life? While you may be a little tired of selecting a new colour for George’s tractor tyres on our Tractor Colour in Activity, perhaps consider giving the kids an adaptable and hands on approach to drawing time.

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Kids need to know where food comes from

When I was four, Dad pulled into our farm with a pig on the trailer. I named her Doris after my favourite TV show, A Country Practice. A week later, I was surprised but not overly sad to learn that the delicious bacon we were eating was my recently acquired mate...

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We've been helping Farmer Bruce with his Chickpea Harvest!

We've been busier than a blowie at a barby lately with sheep work on the farm and also helping out a mate, Farmer Bruce at Bool Lagoon, SA with their chickpea harvest. Luckily, we got the crop off just before the rain set in!

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National Ag Day - 20th November 2020

National Ag Day 2020 is nearing - this year is my fourth year in the biz as ambassador! This year, Ag Day falls on Friday November 20th. 

I had a yarn a few years back about my involvement in Ag that I'd love to share.

“Why do you love National Agriculture Day?”⁣
Mate, I think every day should be National Agriculture Day! Agriculture is the back bone of our country and without it, we wouldn’t be able to survive.⁣

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Book Week 2020

Another Book Week down and I tell you, mate, the photos that were sent into me of kiddies dressed up around the country, certainly didn’t disappoint! I loved seeing how much I’m inspiring kids from all over the country to want to learn about agriculture and to hopefully consider an innovative career in agriculture for their future. If you know a teacher, let them know that we have free curriculum-aligned educator’s resources to help teach food and fibre in the classroom.

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How lucky are we to be able to explore our own backyard, mate!

Crikey, it’s been a long couple of months in “iso” and our local businesses are really feeling the weight of COVID-19’s impact.

But it is times like these that build us up and make us stronger… I’ve seen the brave, smiling faces of our Aussie neighbours who have continued to hold their heads and hopes up high despite the fallback and despite the unknown.

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World Milk Day 2020

Did you know that it was #WorldMilkDay yesterday? Since we are celebrating the production of delicious dairy products like milk and cheese, I thought it might be the right time to have a bit of a serious yarn about the Aussie ag industry.

Did you know that Aussie farmers provide more than 90% of the daily Australian food supply? How lucky are we, mate?

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George's Easy Anzac Biscuits

Anzac Day is an important time for us to come together, and to honour the contributions of our Aussie and New Zealand veterans and service members. Although things are a little different this year, and most of us will be in "iso" we can still come together in spirit, mate! 

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10 Ripper Reading Tips for Parents!

G’day to the hens and roosters of the house! Have you ever thought about the role you play during reading time? You can make all the difference in the world to your little ones reading journey following a few of my tips and tricks. Have a squiz below…

1. Say g’day to special guests.

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George in the media!

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