Many school children have little idea about where their food comes from but for the youngest students at Tintinara Area School there will be no guessing about beef, pork or honey.

This term the school’s Foundation, Year 1 and Year 2 students have enjoyed some great paddock to plate experiences; dipping their finger into honey fresh from a hive, holding a piglet and learning about the feed which goes into feedlot rations  – including lollies.

The successful Food Connect program is an initiative of newly expanded Iranda Beef feedlot which is keen to entrench itself into the community but also educate young minds about intensive agriculture.

The 10-week program kicked off with a school visit from farming character, George the Farmer.

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