VCE Ag & Hort

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The VCE Ag & Hort students are currently studying Innovations and Technology. Last Thursday they travelled to Jeremy Watson’s farm to view his colour sorter in action. Jeremy saw the potential in investing in this machine and is one of the only broadacre farmers in Victoria to do so. Unlike a normal seed cleaner, the […]

Food Ladder Greenhouse

The Food Ladder greenhouse is bursting with vibrant, healthy produce that students have been cultivating this term. The Engineering students have been busy building a trellis to go inside the doors of our Food Ladder greenhouse so that the tomatoes and cucumbers can hang fruit as you walk in the door– making a great first […]


The Unit 3&4 Agriculture and Horticulture students have been looking at Risks and Resilience this term. Besides learning about integrated pest and weed management plans in the classroom and participating in a biosecurity simulation for an Australian Egg farm, they have visited Tim and Julie McClelland to hear about their experiences on farm dealing with […]

Year 8 Ag/Hort Excursion

On Thursday the 9th November we were accompanied by Miss Walklate and Mr Ron to the Chislett Citrus farm near Swan Hill, the biggest citrus nursery in Australia. students were met by Jonathan who taught them about the possible apprenticeships they offer. Students then visited the warehouse where they were taught about germination and budding. Next […]

Food Ladder Harvest Luncheon

On Wednesday the 11th of October, Tyrrell College welcomed staff, students, the Tyrrell College Ag Committee members and Food Ladder representatives Lucy Payne (Head of Partnerships) and Michelle (Head of Philanthropy) for our inaugural food ladder luncheon. The luncheon was a celebration of all the work the students have done in the garden and the Food […]

Bethune Lane Dairy

On Tuesday September 12 the VCE Ag/Hort and Year 9 Farm Production students travelled to Bethune Lane Dairy at Lake Boga to learn more about the dairy industry and what is involved. The students got to explore the calving shed upon arrival and even got to help catch some calves that had escaped overnight! We […]

Cows Create Careers Program

Tyrrell College’s VCE students have been visiting Bethune Dairy since 2020. This year Tyrrell College are taking part in Dairy Australia’s COWS CREATE CAREERS Program. The calves will be adopted by Tyrrell College for a period of time, in which the students will be responsible for rearing the calves, ensure they have the adequate shelter, […]


The VET students have the opportunity to lead Tyrrell’s cropping program. Through the programs close partnerships with industry experts the students use industry best practices equipment to manage the 80 hectares. Students are involved with agronomists from Dodgshun Medlin to plan the farms cropping season, sow the paddocks using the newest John Deere Tractor as […]

Food Ladder

During Term 2, 2023 the Ag department were successful in establishing the first Food Ladder System in Victoria. The polycarbonate greenhouse will provide students with a controlled environment to grow plants within a six-week cycle. Food Ladder systems assist communities around the world in establishing successful social enterprises. Food Ladder systems are five times more […]