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Career Harvest to Grow with Food & Agribusiness Solutions

Published on May 17, 2016 by Catriona Mcauliffe

The Australian Council of Deans (ACDA) has announced that Food & Agribusiness Solutions (FAS) have acquired the management rights for the highly successful food and fibre industry career pathway program and online portal Career Harvest. Career Harvest was established in 2012 following the formation of a Board consisting of representatives of the ACDA and industry… 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

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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

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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

New Bachelor of Ag!

Published on July 24, 2015 by Career Harvest

Fantastic announcement from the University of Melbourne – an NEW Bachelor of Agriculture degree, designed with industry. “Today we are thrilled to launch our new Bachelor of Agriculture degree, designed with industry experts to meet the high demand for agricultural scientists. Did you know Australia exports more than $40 billion of ‪‎agricultural‬ products per year –… read more

8 tips to get into ag research for international development

Published on July 7, 2015 by Career Harvest

Many students are interested in international aid, helping the world beyond the borders of Australia. At Career Harvest we like to encourage students to consider studying agriculture as a fantastic means of helping developing nations. How does this work? Here’s a blog at Researchers in Agriculture for International Development (RAID) with some tips on how… read more

Ag grads on lawyer salaries – but how do we increase enrolments?

Published on June 30, 2015 by Career Harvest

University of Queensland dean of agriculture, Professor Neal Menzies, spoke at the National Horticulture Convention in Queensland in late June and spoke about the potential for the industry and the challenge in attracting students to study agriculture. Queensland Country Life reported that Prof Menzies said agriculture is barely on the radar for career-hungry university students. Among… read more

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