Year 8s present ag solutions

Students present ag solutions

The Agrifutures program at Cleve Area School is continuing with the top entrepreneurs of the year 8 class named recently.

Round two of the prestigious Agrifutures entrepreneurial program was held at the end of term three, where Cleve Area School year 8 students presented their personal farming solutions to a team of expert judges; Brooke Neindorf (ABC Radio), Carlene Paterson (Department for Education) and Zachary Richardson (Landmark, Cleve).

Students presented a range of innovations, from a customised chicken coop service and a farmer-friendly emergency alert to help families keep safe on isolated farms, to a quick-release magnetic dog chain and harness to save dogs that fall from utes.

At the end of the day, two teams were chosen to continue to develop their ideas.

Georgia Macgowan and Jorja Newlyn devised the Handy Trough sensor for busy livestock farmers on isolated farms, and Ashton Hampel and Elke Bammann designed an insulated hot and cold lunch box to keep sandwiches fresh, and leftovers hot without someone having to waste time delivering lunches to tractors during harvest.

The winning teams will face off in term four against the winning year 9 pitches before the final winners will travel to Sydney for the Brilliant Kids in Business festival.