The state's peak farming body has been awarded a $350,000 grant to educate primary school pupils about agriculture.
Through the federal government's three-year Kids to Farms grants program, the Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association has been given the opportunity to improve children's understanding and appreciation of the agriculture sector.
The program will see kids visit farms, as well as other primary production sites, to learn more about everything from agriculture production to sustainability practices and land stewardship.
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The ultimate aim is to create awareness of career opportunities and of the vital role the sector plays in ensuring Australia's ongoing prosperity.
TFGA deputy chief executive Nick Steel said the grant would allow his organisation to "engage with young Australians about farming and increase their understanding of where food and fibre come from".
Mr Steel said that, in rolling out the program, the TFGA would endeavour to maximise the potential of the state's network of 15 school farms.
"Whichever ones can provide the opportunity to have kids on the school farms, we'll certainly take that," he said.
"Agriculture, as the state government says, has gone from a pillar to a cornerstone of the Tasmanian economy.
"We see huge opportunity for the children to consider this as a career option."
The TFGA is one of seven organisations across the country to receive a grant through the $4.7 million Kids to Farms program, including the Western Australian Farmers Federation and the NSW Farmers' Association.
"We're collaborating with all of the other states, too, to see how they're doing it and what we can learn from them as well," Mr Steel said.
Federal Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said the first Kids to Farms 'lessons' were set to be held later this school year.
"This exciting program will see our state and territory farming organisations connect our kids with farms and provide them with a real hands-on experience and insight into what's involved from the paddock to the plate," he said.
"We want to give our kids a greater understanding of the important role Australia's thriving agriculture sector plays in our society and these immersive, real life experiences on-farm is sure to spark a life-long love of the land.
"The kids of today will be the farmers, agri-scientists, livestock agents, biosecurity officers - even ag ministers - of tomorrow."
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