NAAE CONFERENCE 2014 Dunedin Airport Telford – a Division of Lincoln University - Balclutha
Introduction Telford - A Division of Lincoln University has been in the South Otago farming community for nearly 50 years when, in 1964, the Telford Farm Training Institute emerged as a training facility for agriculture. Today, Telford educates thousands of students throughout New Zealand, in a variety of agricultural courses. The on-campus facility, which is based in South Otago, has large scale sheep/beef, dairy, deer and forestry units with a total area of 880ha. The farms are commercial operations, providing real farming experiences. We would like to propose that our well equipped campus be the venue for hosting the 2014 NAAE Conference.
Why Telford? Telford is a rural agricultural training campus which runs courses in agriculture, horticulture, equine, apiculture and forestry. Telford is a centrally based training institution, situated 80km (50 minutes) south of Dunedin and 7km from Balclutha in a picturesque rural setting. Telford is able to provide accommodation, catering, and a range of classrooms all on the one site. All parts of the campus are easily accessible. In 2010 Telford merged with Lincoln University and now has access to many of the resources available from the University eg tutors and scientific staff.
L2/L3 Vocational Training L4/L5 Diploma Courses L6/L7/L8 Degree Courses Research Secondary School involvement
What Can We Offer You? Venues: A large meeting room for keynote speakers. Classrooms and computer rooms, for breakout groups. Specialist units: Forestry and Equine units to run specialist activities related to these topics. A Dairy Farm (500 cows), Deer Farm (1000 deer) and a Sheep Farm (3000 sheep) to run activities. Transport: 7 minivans - to transport people to different venues. Ideal location Telford-A Division of Lincoln University – Gateway to the Catlins
What Can We Offer You? Telford’s Campus facilities are ideal for a conference Accommodation & Meals: Each person would have a single room in newly built accommodation blocks.
We aim to have representation from: PIEF: Primary Industries Education Foundation and Invite members from ACARA (Australian Curriculum Assessment and Reporting Authority) to talk on the new National Curriculum that is to be implemented in 2014 or 2015
Access to: Accommodation and Catering at Telford Telford FarmsDeer farm (600 deer) Sheep farm (3000 sheep) Dairy farm (500 cows) Facilities at Telford – lecture rooms, laboratories, computer room, vehicles Telford Staff Research projects held on Telford Farms Lincoln lecture staff Scientists from Lincoln
The Conference The conference aims to include the following: Keynote speakers The opportunity to network with New Zealand Agriculture and Horticulture teachers. Issues relating to Agriculture / Horticulture Updates and discussions regarding Australian curriculum The ability to gain resources relevant to your teaching areas Industry speakers of relevance to the conference We have access to lecturers and scientific staff from Lincoln University for keynote speakers and facilitation of breakout groups and running workshops Opportunity to visit Equine, Forestry, Horticulture and Agriculture Units.
The Conference The conference aims to include the following: Environmental topics of relevance to Agriculture/Horticulture Water quality and sampling Soil conservation Effluent management Fertiliser use and management Climate change Biodiversity in Agriculture/Horticulture
Sunday 17 th April 2011Monday 18 th April 2011Tuesday 19 th April 2011Wednesday 20 th April 2011Thursday 21 st April 2011 7.30 am-8.30am Breakfast 8.30am-10.00am Housekeeping Keynote - Ian Knowles Café style ‘Think Tank’ sessions which focus on specific issues and producing workable outcomes 8.30am-9.45am Various rooms 10am-10.30am Morning Tea Conference centre Morning Tea 9.45am-10.00am Conference Centre Morning Tea Dining room Morning Tea 10.30-12.00noon - NZQA Alan Newall - Teaching and learning guidelines Nigel Evans - Unit Planning - Incorporating Literacy and Numeracy 10.00am-11.15am - Judging Student Work Interpreting Marking Schedules: Achievement standards (AME) Alan Munro - HATA AGM - Evaluations - Next Conference - Certificates - Māori focus on Agriculture and Horticulture Manuka Honey project 11.15am to 12.30pm 12.00noon-1.00pm Lunch 12.00pm to 12.30pm Lunch on minivans 12.30pm Lunch 12 noon to 1pm 1.00pm-2.30pm Pick ups from airport Telford Based Curriculum Activity (choose 1) 12.30pm to 2.30pm ITO Practical Skills – Unit Standard Courses Environmental Issues - Ag ITO Conference centre Field Trips away from Telford (choose 1) Sheep Milking Mosgiel Woollen Mills /Invermay Tapanui Nursery Mosgiel Woollen Mills /Freezing works Telford Based Curriculum Activity (choose 1) Horticulture skills Agriculture skills Both related to 1.2 Depart 2.30pm-3.00pm Afternoon Tea Dining Room Afternoon Tea Conference centre Afternoon Tea 2.30pm (Tennis court) 3.00pm-5.00pm Pick ups from Airport Registrations IT In Agriculture and Horticulture Virtual potato Conference centre Bruce MacKay Technology In Agriculture and Horticulture Tractors/ GPS Fertilisers /GPS Spraying Animal recording 2.40pm to 5.00pm 5.30pm-6.00pm WhakatauDinnerDinner 6.00pm -6.30pm Free time 6.00pm-7.00pm DinnerSocial Conference Dinner 6.00pm-10.00pm Rosebank Lodge 7.00pm-9.00pm Happy Hour Dining Room Drinks Spokespeople on New Secondary School Courses - Taratahi - Ag ITO - NZ Trade Academy - Telford/Lincoln Drinks and nibbles Happy Hour Hear from our Australian colleagues Drinks and nibbles
Activities Agriculture: On site Telford Farms: Workshops related to the Dairy, Deer and Sheep Units Soil water testing activities Nutrient budgeting activities Tractor/ ATV activities and related farm safety Off site Sheep milking (an emerging industry) Edendale Dairy Factory (now one of the largest in NZ) Quality Yarns: Milton (has woollen and worsted wool processing systems) Invermay Agricultural Research Centre (1 hour from Telford) Stirling cheese factory Silver Ferns meat works
Activities Horticulture: On Site Apiculture workshop Developing horticulture resources SimCLIM Software Off Site Possibility of trips to Central Otago or Southland, for the latest developments in Horticulture in that region – about 1.5 hours in either direction - Viticulture, Orcharding and `Cool Climate Crops’
Post Conference Once the conference is complete, people will have one or two different options: 1) Leave for home. 2) Stay on for a visit to Central Otago, Queenstown or Stewart Island (this would be at own cost) Central Otago / Queenstown Queenstown - Skyline restaurant and views of Queenstown Earnslaw trip (a boating cruise to visit Walter Peak’ sheep station, which is a historic sheep station) Arrowtown (a historic gold mining town) Flights could be organised out of Queenstown for return trip home Stewart Island This trip takes visitors on a journey to Oban and sailing around Paterson’s Inlet This could be organised as a day trip leaving from Telford early in the morning arriving back that night and leaving for home the next morning.
Bring your families Stay at Queenstown while the Conference is on: Walking tracks - Routeburn - Macetown Climb Ben Lomand Visit Wanaka Travel on the Rail Trail in Central Otago Rafting and Jet Boating on local rivers