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Ag Farm

Ag Farm

Ag Farm

Within the 20 hectares of the College lies a fully functioning agricultural farm, complete with cattle, alpacas, chickens and sheep. An established vineyard, orchard, stable and shearing shed complement the livestock enterprises.

IMG_5112.jpgIt is here students can learn animal husbandry as well as participating in oenology, horticultural, agricultural and aquaculture activities. The farm was established on the Torrens Park campus in 1923 in recognition of the needs of the boarders who were from the country and needed skills as well as academics with which to return home, and was the first agricultural school in South Australia. It has since maintained its position as an integral part of educating Scotch students from all walks of life.

Now incorporating aquaculture, oenology and sustainable agricultural components as well as a fully working farm, students learn in a real life environment, often competing in Royal Show competitions and achieving first prizes.

Agricultural Science is offered as an optional course with many students electing to participate.

 

Planned Improvements

Our commitment to the long term sustainability of the Agricultural Studies curriculum was also the focus of the 2017 and 2018 Annual Appeals. 

There is a growing perception in our community that in the next 100 years, food security will become one of humanity’s greatest aspirations. Scotch has embraced that challenge and is committed to enhancing our Ag. Sciences program into something that is relevant, contemporary and impactful.

Underpinning the new 'Live Well' program, the proposed Future Farm Skills Centre (the centrepiece of our Agricultural Precinct) will equip our students for the changing face of agriculture, and promote food production and farm machinery skills. Envisioned with an environmentally sustainable design, with solar power, water harvesting and lots of natural lighting, this facility will be a teaching and learning resource for all our students, across both campuses.

This facility is also expected to enhance students' wine making opportunities, help them understand the use of drone and water technologies and provide exposure and safety training around the operation and care of farm machinery.

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