JUST a week out from harvesting, third generation Manildra wheat farmer Peter MacSmith threw open his doors to students from the city.
Forty students from Charlestown South Public School in the Hunter learnt how wheat makes the journey from seed to our cereal bowls.
Mr MacSmith’s family has been on the farm since the 1850s and have been supplying wheat for Kellogg’s cereals for more than 20 years.
The year five and six students were the winners of a national competition after research found only two thirds of Australian kids have the opportunity to visit a real working farm with their school.
During the visit students had the opportunity to explore the farm, check out a tractor and speak to the farmer in the middle of his wheat crop.
More than 770,000 tonnes of wheat are supplied to Kellogg’s each year from the Manildra region, which is around 2.5 billion bowls of Sultana Bran.