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The Horizon Scholarship

Published on December 12, 2017 by admin

In partnership with industry sponsors, the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is an initiative supporting students enrolled in full time study at an Australian university. AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and regional communities. To build prosperous and sustainable rural industries, AgriFutures… read more

New figures reveal Aussies’ shocking disconnect with life’s essentials – NFF

Published on November 20, 2017 by admin

Startling new research has revealed that Australians have grown disconnected from where their food and fibre comes from, and are oblivious of the farm sector’s economic contribution. The nation-wide polling commissioned by the National Farmers’ Federation in the lead up to tomorrow’s National Agriculture Day, found that 83% of Australians would describe their connection with… read more

The Future of Australian Agriculture – Where do we go from here?

Published on November 13, 2017 by admin

The Australian continent encompasses a varied range of agricultural zones that differ in climate, demographics and the degree of economic development. The country comprises states that, despite possessing singularly varied markets, have a common hunger for the collective growth of their food industry. Agriculture remains a small portion of the Australian economy contributing to 2.4… read more

The Growing Importance of Urban Agriculture

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Urban agriculture is becoming a serious business. It takes many forms and is increasingly part of urban ecosystems and environmental management of cities. Urban agriculture can be defined as the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities. Researchers, using satellite data, found that global agricultural activities within 20km of urban areas… read more

Primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEFA) wants your feedback to enhance Career Harvest

Published on October 24, 2017 by admin

Recently the Primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEFA) has partnered with the Deans of Agriculture to take over the operation and further development of Career Harvest. PIEFA is collaboration between industry, government and educators to promote primary industry education. PIEFA is helping the community to understand and value the food and fiber industries. PIEFA provides professional… read more

Future of farming – an exciting field of study!

Published on November 2, 2015 by Career Harvest

Think there’s nothing new in agriculture? Check out this article about innovative and practical research that is going on NOW and will change the face of farming – how exciting!! Study ag and you too can be achieving the things these amazing people are. And check out how many different agriculture jobs featured in just… read more

What inspires a career in ag?

Published on October 6, 2015 by Career Harvest

I’m always interested in the reasons people became involved in their careers in agriculture. For those who grew up on the land you might think it’s obvious, they stuck with the family business. But as Rebecca Stacey’s story shows, there are many different jobs in agriculture and just about anything can inspire. you to choose your… read more

Chasing your passion

Published on August 24, 2015 by Career Harvest

We love encouraging students to study agriculture, we carry on all the time about how you really can help the world – you neighbourhood, your state, your country. This is a fantastic article about a ‘townie’ named Sam and the barriers he came up against to study ag, and how passion about feeding a growing… read more

Food waste – so many areas YOU can help

Published on August 20, 2015 by Career Harvest

This article from The Guardian provides some fantastic graphics to illustrate the issue of food waste. Where does food waste occur – at what part of the chain? Well in North America and Oceania it’s predominantly in consumption – you could study ag and get involved in marketing, sending messages to consumers on how to… read more

Career Harvest helps launch new Bachelor of Ag

Published on August 3, 2015 by Career Harvest

Career Harvest Director Nigel Crawley was on hand to launch the University of Melbourne’s newly designed Bachelor of Agriculture at the end of July. The new degree has been developed with the input of industry, providing a broad degree with a great deal of relevance. Nigel spoke at the launch: “The Global Dining Boom and… read more

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