Graduate Think Tank

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

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

Eye opener for UniTas student

Published on March 23, 2015 by Career Harvest

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Thanks so much to one of our partners, Dow AgroSciences for this story about UniTas grad Maddie and her work placement in NZ! University of Tasmania graduating student Maddie Francis is a perfect illustration of the valuable role played by the Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PICSE) and industry sponsorship in attracting a future generation… read more

Meat quality assurance done to perfection

Published on March 20, 2014 by Career Harvest

As meat consumption around the world (particularly in Asia) is rapidly increasing, the need for sustainable meat production and processing is driving research into quality assurance – to evaluate the product before it reaches the consumer enabling better strategies to reduce waste. The aim of my research is to develop a way of determining meat… read more

In search of a healthier yoghurt – David Chua

Published on January 22, 2014 by admin

Yoghurt is a food that is consumed, in one form or another, on every continent of the world, but has a history so old that even its origins remain unknown. Today, many consume it regularly for its potential health benefits, while enjoying its creamy texture and refreshing tang. According to Dairy Australia, Australians currently consume… read more

Plant breeding for a better canola crop – Paula Andrea Martinez

Published on October 27, 2013 by admin

Plant breeding is an important process in food production, which can be used to improve crops in various ways for societies. For farmers and producers, successful plant breeding provides more choices; higher yields, extended periods of cultivation, more resistant varieties to changing climatic conditions, and further profits. For the consumer, it provides healthier foods of… read more

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