It’s not only scholarships and internships that can get you professional experience in the agriculture sector. There are always ways to make yourself more attractive to future employers; from educational experience all the way through to knowledge and passion about the industry.
With that in mind, here are a few exciting opportunities coming up in the agriculture sector.
PIEFA 2018 Conference
“Food & Fibre – the original STEM” is the theme of PIEFA’s 2018 conference to be held at the Realm Hotel, Canberra from 29 April to 1 May 2018.
Designed to showcase the latest trends in the agricultural sector and in agricultural teaching, this conference is a must attend for anyone interested in the industry.
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Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums
The Australian Women’s Leadership Symposiums are a national series of events focused on the experiences of women leaders in the contemporary workforce.
Taking place in every state and territory capital between May and August, the Symposiums are an unparalleled gathering of the best and brightest female talent. Keynote speakers for 2018 include Gail Kelly, Professor Gillian Triggs, Nova Peris OAM OLY, Jessica Rowe AM, Ita Buttrose AO OBE, Katrina Webb OAM, The Right Hon Dame Jenny Shipley and many, many more.
The principal themes that will be tackled at this year’s events include:
– Resilience within the workplace
– Enabling women to lead
– The power of networking
– Being bold, being brave, being new
– Leading through change
– Getting comfortable with the uncomfortable.
Members of the Future Farmers Network receive a discount on booking.
For more information and to book click here.
Innovation Generation Conference
Registrations for Innovation Generation (IG), the leading event for 18-35 year-olds in the grain growing industry, are NOW OPEN! The 2018 conference theme is ‘BUILDING BLOCKS FOR SUCCESS’.
A diverse and dynamic topic, the program will include success stories from industry pioneers and will explore inter-generational and industry communication skills, financing options and value adding in the workplace.
Over two and a half days, the conference will bring together growers, agribusiness professionals, industry pioneers and innovators to explore a diverse range of issues, ideas and opportunities. Don’t miss the opportunity to explore topics such as:
- The dos & don’ts of succession planning
- Financing options for your business
- Marketing and branding strategies
- Value adding on and off farm
For more information, click here.
Young Farmers Advisory Council
The Victorian Minister for Agriculture, Jaala Pulford, announced this week that Expressions of Interest to join the Young Farmers Advisory Council are now open.
The Victorian Government is seeking highly motivated, skilled and dynamic young people, from all agricultural industries and regions, to join the Young Farmers Advisory Council. Council members will provide advice to government on issues and program delivery for young people working in agriculture.
Expressions of Interest to join the council are open now and close on 11 May 2018.
To find out more click here.