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Kepnock's Agricultural Department leads the district in horticultural education.

The Ag Department backs theoretical learning with practical application on the school's farm.  Strong industry partnerships have supported the development of a modern agricultural curriculum that promotes smart water monitoring and usage, pest identification and management, soil health, trial work with innovative products and a farming operation that reflects industry practice.  Students may study Agricultural Science as an OP eligible subject or choose to pursue Certificates I & II in the Rural Operations Course.  Subject content and experiences include the study of:

  • plants and plant growing systems
  • animal care and management systems
  • care and management of poultry and livestock
  • bee keeping and honey extraction
  • stick and mig welding, oxy acetylene fundamentals and use
  • nursery techniques
  • tractor and machinery operation, basic machinery setting, adjustment and repair
  • crop establishment, care and harvesting
  • water monitoring (tensiometer and diviner 2000)
  • integrated pest management and monitoring strategies
  • basic nutrient management in plants and animals
  • fencing techniques

Kepnock State High School Agricultural Department places a strong focus on the future caree prospects in technology, science, product development, breeding, monitoring, management, sales, service and farming strategies that envelop plant and animal sytems and our environment.

For further information contact:


Mr Greg Foster

HOD Agriculture/Home Economics

Phone: 41311198