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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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