Year 11 Primary Industries

Course Description

This course will have students exploring what is grown and where in New Zealand and why they are grown/produced there. Students will explore concepts such as livestock health, nutrition and reproduction and how they impact the production of your product. As part of this unit, they will visit a farm to see these concepts in action. Students will also gain practical skills applicable for the primary sector such as wire knots, setting up temporary electric fences, preparing a seed bed for sowing, planting seedlings, setting up and using spray packs.

Learning Opportunities

In this course you will need to:

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  • Working with others.
  • What do we grow in NZ and where?
  • Self management in a safe environment.
  • Exploring the everyday practices on a farm.
  • Planning and organising.
  • Practical skills such as fencing.
  • Practical skills related to primary industries.


Resources Required

1 x 2B5 exercise book