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If you’re considering a career in agriculture, check out these videos of people who have made a career of working in Australia’s food and fibre industries! 

CSU | Diversity of careers in agriculture, it’s more than farming!

Gone are the days when a job in agriculture meant you had to own a farm and drive a tractor. Become an innovative leader in the ag industry and help address local and global agricultural challenges from feeding the population, to protecting the environment. Work anywhere along the supply chain, across Australia or around the world, from rural, to city locations. The career opportunities are endless. When you study agriculture with Charles Sturt you can make your mark in agribusiness, agricultural sciences, digital ag technology, biosecurity, horticulture, viticulture, agronomy, farm management and more. Consider a career in agriculture by studying at Charles Sturt, find out more: 

Industry insights: Agriculture, forestry and fishing industry

In May 2022, myfuture hosted a free Industry Insights webinar with PIEFA to support teachers who are delivering career education to students. Careers in agriculture, food and fibre cover many industries and roles, and are not solely about production on a farm. Agriculture leads the way with the use of technology and many advancements along the whole supply chain. Many jobs in agriculture are beyond the farm gate, and there are many diverse roles along the way to the point where the food product hits our plate, becomes the clothes we wear, or the timber that constructs our home. View the video recording of this session, which provides insights into careers in agriculture, food, and fibre.

PIEFA Online Careers Q&A

PIEFA’s first online careers Q&A was held at the end of 2020, which featured three young people (Sharna, John and Elle) undertaking different careers in agriculture. They discussed their backgrounds, networks, education and more and gave an honest insight into a career in the food and fibre industry. Watch Sharna’s Q&A here or watch all PIEFA’s Q&A sessions via the link.

Qld Farmer's Federation

The Queensland Farmer’s Federation’s Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance has worked closely with Queensland’s diverse agricultural industries to produce the ‘Your Career in Agriculture’ video and provide a snapshot of the career possibilities in agriculture.


For National Science Week, QFF’s RJSA also created a video explaining how STEM can make a difference in agriculture.


Art 4 Agriculture

Art 4 Agriculture have an incredibly useful careers section with videos from the Young Farming Champions and various people working within the industry explaining how they found their current careers. These can be accessed here.

The 2018 Agricultural Education Symposium presentations are available on YouTube.


ACS Distance Education

ACS Distance Education have created a series of Working in Horticulture videos available on vimeo.


Australian Academy of Technology & Engineering

The Australian Academy of Technology and Engineering’s STELR Project has a lot of career profiles and videos featuring people working in the STEM industry.

Marcus Oldham has a playlist of ‘Graduate Stories’ that cover topics including agribusiness, equine management, postgraduate study and more.

Australian Chicken Meat Industry

Take a look at these videos from Australian Chicken Meat Federation, which takes us on a visit to an Australian meat chicken farm, led by the farmers themselves. Farmers take us through the career opportunities and what’s involved in running their chicken farm on a daily basis.


NSW Dept of Primary Industries

The NSW Department of Primary Industries also have a growing number of videos in their ‘Careers in Primary Industries’ youtube playlist.

The Crawford Fund

The Crawford Fund and the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation have released a video which features Dr Deirdre Lemerle interviewing Stephen Lang, a volunteer soil agronomist working in Laos as part of the RAID Network NextGen Program.

There are many other career videos available on Primezone that show the day in the life of various professions.

The Crawford Fund has created several videos outline the opportunities available in international agriculture and why students should consider agriculture for development.

Missed some of the recent online events? Rural Biz and the Crawford Fund have both uploaded their recent career exploration events:


The Crawford Fund also has a series of videos from their Young Voices program:


Charles Sturt University

Charles Sturt University has created a series of videos designed to provide an overviews to their courses and facilities:

University of Sydney

Georgia, a science graduate, answers questions about what it’s really like to study agriculture and food at the University of Sydney in this video:

Dept of Agriculture

The Department of Agriculture has produced the following video, in which employees of the forestry industry talk about their roles:

Australian Banana Growers' Council

The Australian Banana Growers’ Council has produced several videos showcasing the next generation of banana growers and what life on a banana farm is like:

'Making the Most of it' | Western Sydney University

Making the Most of It” is a short video showcasing innovation and career opportunities for students in agricultural industries. It is seen through the eyes of Justin Whittle who is studying a Bachelor of Sustainable Agriculture and Food Security at Western Sydney University. This is a great resource for students, particularly those keen on a career in innovation in the industry.

Agriculture is for everyone | National Careers Institute - Your Career

The National Careers Institute (NCI) has created two several videos highlighting what a career in agriculture might look like through the stories of everyday Australians.

Launch your Career in AgSTEM

Launch your Career in AgSTEM promotes career pathways in agriculture, and shows students, the broad range of career pathways.

This video is part of a series created by the NSW Government. This video takes a deeper dive into the diverse roles across the agricultural science and technology sector, including where it applies to food production such as grain growing, horticulture and livestock.

Explore the world of agriculture with our latest video series – Mid North Coast Careers in Agriculture and Food Value Chains! Join us as we explore diverse career opportunities from the perspectives of industry professionals, teachers, and students. Get inspired, gain insights, and discover the endless possibilities awaiting you in the dynamic field of agriculture.

Join the Ag Revolution

“Join The Ag Revolution” is an initiative driven by the Gwydir Valley Irrigators Association (GVIA) to celebrate and promote Australian agriculture’s promising future. Fueled by innovations in drones, robotics, and mechatronics, the sector seeks skilled individuals to shape its future and benefit communities. With a focus on sustainability and regional growth, supported by the NSW Government, the initiative aims to highlight the industry’s positive trajectory and its pivotal role in communities, propelling Australian agriculture toward a brighter future.