Property Planning Competition for Namoi Catchment

Namoi Catchment Management Authority is inviting high schools from the Namoi Catchment to enter its 2014 Property Planning Competition.

The competition, which began in 1997, has been a winner with schools in the Namoi Catchment. It takes Agriculture students through a series of practical online scenarios where they develop a strategic property plan for a real-life local property.

“Students decide on the types of enterprises that could be developed on the property to ensure that it is economically and ecologically sustainable,” explained Col Easton, competition organiser from Namoi CMA.

“We support the activity with a visit to the farm and a post-field day tutorial when students have the opportunity to fine tune their entries,” he added.

Students are provided with comprehensive support through resource materials they can access on the Namoi CMA website and through advice from property owners and technical experts.

“Feedback from students who have been involved in past competitions has been extremely positive.

“As well as learning vital skills, they are introduced to people from a broad range of industries and are exposed to a wide range of career opportunities,” said Col.

All senior agriculture teachers in the Namoi Catchment are invited to contact Col Easton, phone 02 6764 5940 to register interest in entering their class in the competition in 2014.

Web based materials will go live on February 18, 2014, followed by the farm visit March 5.

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