"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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Farmsafe Australia X George the Farmer Partnership

The George the Farmer team is proud to announce a unique partnership with Farmsafe Australia along with the release of two new exciting educational products — an animated music video and free curriculum-aligned educators guide for Foundation - Year 4 levels.

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Cathy Wendelborn inducted to Shearers Hall of Fame

As a young kid, I remember fondly watching Cathy Wendelborn many-a-times on the shearing platform at the Millicent Show. She was renowned for being tough, efficient — and — one of the best shearers getting around. She was a clean shearer, shearing close to the skin but never nicking or injuring the sheep.

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3 Reasons Why George the Farmer is Awesome in the Classroom!

One of our missions here at George the Farmer is to connect all kids to the farms that provide the yummy food on their plate, cotton t-shirt on their back, and the woolly socks on their feet.

Did you know George the Farmer offers FREE curriculum-aligned resources to guide teachers to incorporate agriculture into their classrooms – from wool and wheat, to sustainable forest management and chickpeas.

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A homeschooling favourite!

Belinda Green first discovered the George the Farmer book series a few years ago, and it has been a firm favourite for her three daughters ever since - as well as starring in the Green’s homeschooling curriculum.

“We homeschool our three little girls, Faith, 11, Isla, 7 and Norah, 4 on our small hobbie farm,” Belinda says. “My girls love caring for our chickens, sheep and little dog as well as working in our veggie garden....

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5 Top Tips for Reluctant Readers

Not all little people are avid readers straight off the bat. Learning a skill is hard. If your small person finds reading challenging or hasn’t yet found a book that really piques their interest, then it can be a struggle to encourage a love of stories. So we’ve rounded up 5 tips to get your hesitant readers hooked on books...

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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?

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!

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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!

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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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