Emma O’Shea grew up on a hydroponic strawberry farm in Bundaberg, Queensland. After completing a Bachelor of Applied Science at the University of Queensland, Ms O’Shae lived and worked on various properties with her husband in central and southern Queensland. She then attained a Graduate Diploma of Teaching, and has taught Maths & Science in various capacities ever since. Ms O’Shae moved to Lutheran College in Plainland in 2013 and found a demand for an Agricultural program, so worked on creating initially junior, then senior units for her students. She says the biggest hurdle was turning the bare hillside into the now flourishing FLC Farm. Ms O’Shae says she is interested in finding new ways in which technology can be incorporated to increase efficiency within agricultural systems and in giving students the opportunity to experience these advancements first hand.
Developments in Agricultural Technologies – Farmbrite
Students will be introduced to a variety of technologies used in livestock production including a farm management software, Farmbrite. Students will be assigned tasks to complete, learn how to input livestock, equipment and financial data into FarmBrite and evaluate how technology can be used to improve management decisions on farm.