Sims Farm open day to promote ag

OPEN DAY: Cleve Area School’s training farm Sims Farm is hosting an open day on August 27.
OPEN DAY: Cleve Area School’s training farm Sims Farm is hosting an open day on August 27.

Cleve Area School’s training farm Sims Farm is hosting an open day and course information day on Sunday, August 27.

The farm, which has been intensively managed by Cleve Area Schools’ agricultural faculty since 1975, is South Australia’s largest enterprise-based training farm specialising in dry land cropping and sheep husbandry and management.

The farm is managed and operated as a stand-alone business by year 10, 11 and 12 agriculture students.

Sims Farm attracts students from many areas of the state and includes a boarding house and facilities that can accommodate students on a five and seven-day basis.

The farm is managed and operated as a stand-alone business by year 10, 11 and 12 agriculture students.

A hallmark of the agriculture course is the hands on nature of the course with learning tasks and opportunities available and largely influenced by a comprehensive curriculum and day-to-day enterprise management.

The senior school agriculture course provides a number of options and pathways including a Certificate II and III in Agriculture and an Australian school-based apprenticeship in Agriculture.

The open day and information day will start at 12.30pm and will include a tour of the farm and its facilities as well as a chance to look over student projects.

Sims Farm is situated 4 kilometres east of Cleve on the Birdseye Highway.

Signs will be posted at Rehn Road, which leads to the farm.

Anyone interested in attending the open day is encouraged to register their interest with Sims Farm secretary Julie Wetherall on 8628 2104.