Grain farmer and Young Farming Champion Marlee Langfield has been first cab off the rank for The Archibull Prize YFC School visits. Today Marlee visited St Raphaels Catholic School in Cowra.
This is what they had to say about Marlee’s visit
News from the #strapharchie17 team
Our Young Farming Champion, Ms Marlee Langfield, did a presentation for our Archie team, as well as our year 12 Biology students. Marlee is an engaging speaker and motivated us with her passion for the land and agriculture. In addition the journalists in our team set up a “breakfast show” interview panel and we had a lot of fun interviewing and creating a video with our YFC. This is our second interaction with Marlee as she was a guest speaker at our recent Year 12 Formal Dinner. Her message to our first graduating class was to encourage them to grab hold of any opportunities that come their way. She is an inspiring role model for young people in the Central West.
Marlee’s formal presentation had the following key messages:
- Career opportunities in agriculture
- Importance of the Central West NSW as we account for 15% of NSW agricultural production
- We all have a shared responsibility in Biosecurity for preventing and responding to the pests, diseases and weed seeds that may be in the grain.
The Archie team brainstorming, thinking and planning.
The Archibull forms part of our whole school focus on “Laudato Si” which is the “care of our common home”. Thank you to Marlee, Art4Agriculture and our important sponsors Aussie Farmers Foundation for creating this wonderful opportunity to “plant the seed” for change and engaging young people. It is a “call to action” for this generation to take up the responsibility for stewardship of our environment.
Lucas Meredith, Brian MacCabe, Ashleigh MacCabe and Samantha MacCabe and YFC Marlee Langfield and our beautiful “bull/cow”.
You can follow St Raphaels journey on their blog found here and on instagram here