After finishing a university degree focused on environmental sciences, Samantha Jarrett began her career as a science teacher. Three months into the job, she was asked to take over management of the school farm and says that’s when she fell in love with the subject of Agriculture. For the past ten years, Ms Jarrett has been teaching Agriculture at Mount View High School in the Hunter Valley, NSW and has built the department from two elective Stage 5 classes up to four, as well as four Stage 6 classes, including VET Primary Industries. Ms Jarret says she has spent the last decade building her knowledge and skills and taking on training in the many different areas that make up this subject. Ms Jarrett says she hopes to develop more STEM and entrepreneurship skills in her students as well as inspire and build interest in the next generation of female agricultural leaders.
Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) or Electronic Identification (eID) for Livestock Management
Students will gain an insight into radio frequency identification (RFID) and other associated technologies that are enhancing the sustainability and productivity of livestock production in Australia and the world. The module will provide students with background knowledge and the skills to use industry-based technology to safely collect and analyse data to measure the performance of an enterprise. Sample data has been included for schools that do not have access to RFID scanners or livestock to collect first hand data.