Agribusiness Achievement Standard Resources
Soil Makes Sense - Careers Presentation by DairyNZ
So that your Year 11, 12 & 13 students can make informed decisions about their careers, Lincoln University, Massey University and DairyNZ are offering to organise a one-hour presentation for your school.
The aim of this event is to inspire and excite Year 11 - 13 students, about the opportunities and variety of careers offered by our primary industries. We’ve called these events “Soil Makes Sense (and !)”
Brief presentations from five or six young, local representatives from different areas of the primary sector value chain (such as farmers, rural bankers, vets, food technologists, fertilizer reps, rural accountants, environmental managers, scientists etc.). The presentations will be snappy and engaging with each speaker having about five minutes to talk about::
· The Present: their current role and a typical day - what they actually ‘do’ in their day to day work.
· The Past: How they got there. What training or qualifications they needed for their role
· The Future: What’s the next step up if they want to move - how transferable are their skills? What are their prospects in the next 5-10 years?
Following this, the MC of the event will provide a quick overview of the primary sector including the current skill shortages in some areas and the earning potential. Students will also be able to talk directly with the speakers after the presentations.
All students will receive a business card with the website addresses of most of the institutions and organisations that can help them with more advice or information.
ESA Level 2 Agribusiness Learning Workbook
Level 2 Agribusiness Learning Workbook is a brand new ESA title that covers the following four internally assessed Level 2 Achievement Standards:
The workbook features:
- 91865 (Agribusiness 2.7) Demonstrate understanding of future proofing influences that affect business viability
- 91866 (Agribusiness 2.8) Conduct an inquiry into the use of organisms to meet future needs
- 91867 (Agribusiness 2.9) Demonstrate understanding of a primary industry business structure that best meets the strategic needs of a business
- 91868 (Agribusiness 2.10) Demonstrate understanding of cash flow forecasting for a business.
- bite-sized sections of theory with student-friendly explanations
- examples to illustrate concepts
- plenty of NCEA-style questions so students can improve their skills and practise problem solving
- in-depth suggested answers to questions.
An index gives easy access to important terms and definitions highlighted in the text.
The concise theory notes and write-on exercises keep student work together in a compact format, providing a useful end-of-topic revision tool.
This workbook is ideal for use in the classroom or for homework, home study and revision.
Level 2 New Agribusiness Achievement Standards
2.7 AS91865 Future Proofing for Business Viability
2.8 AS91866 Conduct an inquiry into the use of organisms to meet future needs
2.9 AS91867 Business Structures
2.10 AS91868 Cash Flow Forecasting
Level 3 New Agribusiness Achievement Standards
3.8 AS91869 Future Proofing Strategies
3.9 AS91870 Strategic Capital Expenditure Decision in a business
3.10 AS91871 Value Chain
Agribusiness mātauranga Maori concepts and practices resources
This section contains resources on mātauranga Māori concepts and practices that can be utilised in Agribusiness.
Lesson Starters for Agribusiness
Created by Leeann Morgan, Hamilton Boys High School
These slides cover over 100 Agribusinesses, each Agribusiness has a few slides outlining what the business is, and a video clip or two about the business.
The intent of the powerpoint is to open each lesson throughout the year by showcasing a new Agribusiness. The order the businesses is not necessarily important nor does it need to be specific to the topic you are covering, instead it can be used to introduce the variety of Agribusiness and to start discussions around product, brand recognition, innovation, and marketing.
The ppt also provides the opportunity to highlight the breadth of career opportunities throughout the sector and the scope for diversification and opportunities across the sectors. This in itself can help to dispel the myths and poor perception of the industry and working within it.
If it is possible, bring the product in for students to sample – nothing like tasting or experiencing the product to bring tangible learning experiences into the classroom.