Mount View High selected as one of seven schools in the country to participate in a agricultural entrepreneurial program

FARMING: Mount View High School students will spend two terms participating in an extra curriculum agricultural enterprenurial program.
FARMING: Mount View High School students will spend two terms participating in an extra curriculum agricultural enterprenurial program.

MOUNT View High School has been selected as just one of seven schools in the country to participate in a agricultural entrepreneurial program.

More than 20 students from Year 9 and 10 will be sponsored in meeting agricultural innovators and entrepreneurs researching and developing business ideas to solve the problems facing Australian farmers.

Science and Agriculture teacher Anna Wells said the program would build on the 22 students' existing learning skills and their personal interest in, and connections with, local agriculture.

GROWTH: Mount View High teacher Anna Wells with students participating in the prestigious agricultural entrepreneurial program.

GROWTH: Mount View High teacher Anna Wells with students participating in the prestigious agricultural entrepreneurial program.

"Changes in technology, markets and climate mean the agricultural sector today must be just as innovative as the manufacturing or service sectors," she said.

"It's an amazing opportunity for our students. My vision for the program is giving the kids the self-confidence and soft skills to reach their potential.

"One problem that they could solve for one farmer could have national and global repercussions."

The program is created through a partnership between AgriFutures Australia and Startup.business.

Over the next few months, the students will meet farmers and experts and develop solutions to agricultural programs before pitching them to a panel of experts.

"The kids are so engaged already," Ms Wells said.

It will run as an extra-curricula program for one hour a week in Terms 2 and 3, with excursions to the Sydney Startup Hub and the Brilliant Business Kids Festival at Sydney University.