Nuffield Scholar’s Lamb Focus

Published on September 24, 2013 by intern

Improving lamb survival and growth rates will be the focus of a study by Victoria’s Tim Gubbins after he was awarded a prestigious Nuffield Scholarship supported by Australian Wool Innovation. Mr Gubbins, a livestock manager on a property at Moyston in Western Victoria, will study the Merino breed with a specific focus on the period… read more

CRDC Funding for 2013/14 Now Open

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Applications are now open with CRDC for Postgraduate Scholarships, Summer and Honours Scholarships and Travel, Conference & Scientific Exchange funding applications. Details about the various types of funding, including the application templates and guidelines, can be found on the CRDC website at the following address:  

Recruiting good people in a competitive environment

Published on September 16, 2013 by intern

Last year, a Senate committee report identified that an agricultural skills shortage could hamper Australia’s ability to keep up with growing global demand for food and fibre. The extent and nature of the shortfall varies from sector to sector. While larger corporatised farms might need more people with management and strategic skills, horticulturalists are more likely… read more

Potential for African Production

Published on September 15, 2013 by intern

IF POTENTIAL were edible, Africa would have the best-fed people on earth. The vast continent has 60% of the world’s uncultivated arable land, most of it unfarmed. The land already under cultivation, mostly by small farmers, could produce far more. Crop yields in Africa are between one-third and one-half of the global average. The quality of… read more

Recruiting now for Dairy Futures CRC scholarship

Published on September 9, 2013 by intern

Exciting new opportunities have opened with Dairy Futures CRC. Seeking the best and brightest Science students for post-graduate research in the following areas: – plant, animal and microbial genomics – phenomics – metabolomics – proteomics – animal nutrition – agronomy – bioinformatics – computational biology – systems biology. A limited number of full scholarships worth… read more

Apply now for Australian Pork Industry Scholarships

Published on September 8, 2013 by intern

Undergraduate Industry Scholarships are available to students enrolled in a certificate, diploma or applied degree, to undertake work experience on a piggery or with a service company operating within the pork industry, i.e. Veterinarians, nutritionists, genetics companies, feed manufacturers and management consultants. APL provides Undergraduate Industry Scholarship holders with an allowance of AUD$350 per week… read more

Degree prompts travel trajectory

Published on September 6, 2013 by intern

CHARLIE BLOMFIELD Managing Director and CEO Agricultural Management Company Pty Ltd QUALIFICATIONS Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Animal Science) Graduate Member of Australian Institute of Company Directors PS146 Managed Investments, KAPLAN Professional Finding himself among 7,000 camels in northern Africa at the world’s largest live camel market is one of Charlie Blomfield’s more unusual on-the-job experiences…. read more

Don’t miss out agri students – 2013 scholarship applications close soon

Published on May 7, 2013 by admin

Rural Finance’s Scholarship Program offering agri-students funding of up to $6,000 per year closes 31 May. Rural Finance Chief Executive Officer, Rob Goudswaard said that the Scholarship Program plays an important part in supporting renewal within Victorian agriculture by encouraging the education and skill development of those committed to the agriculture industry. “It’s a great… read more

Career Harvest invites students to find The Role of a Lifetime.

Published on March 28, 2013 by admin

  Addressing the labour shortage in the Australian Agriculture sector begins with students understanding that agriculture is more than farming and harvesting – it’s a science, a business and an art. Career Harvest, an online career hub, plans to bring farming back into the spotlight and inspire a new generation of leaders in the food… read more

School excursions to foster Ag careers and break stereotypes

Published on March 1, 2013 by admin

VICTORIAN school students of all ages would make organised visits to farms in a bid to get more young people familiar with farming and considering a career in agriculture, under a proposal by the Victorian Farmers Federation. The VFF says the school visits could operate alongside programs such as Farm Day, an event that encourages… read more

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