Year 11 Primary Industries

Course Description

Teacher in Charge:

This course will have students exploring what is grown and where in New Zealand and why it is grown/produced there. Students will explore concepts such as livestock health, nutrition and reproduction and how they impact the production of the product. As part of this unit, students 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:

Develop these skills:Explore this content:
  • 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


Year Levels/Departments:

Year 11, Science

Resources Required

1 x 2B5 exercise book