There are so many fantastic things happening in the agricultural industry lately, innovations and confidence throughout. Of course there are always challenges. But all of this means opportunities for students. Here’s a tiny selection what has us excited just in the last two months!!
AACo, Australia’s 190 year old, largest listed agricultural business is opening a huge, $91m, meat processing plant in Darwin.
Dairy Australia’s Managing Director, Ian Halliday, told attendees at the inaugural Australian Dairy Farm Investment Forum that $2.3 billion has been invested in on-farm technologies and innovation since 1980. Australian dairy is the 4th largest exporter of dairy in the world, accounting for 7% of world trade and is a $13 billion farm manufacturing industry directly employing 43,000 people.
The Crawford Fund’s conference in August, Ethics, Efficiency and Food Security: Feeding the 9 Billion, Well, addressed wide ranging issues, challenges and solutions for one of the world’s most pressing issues.
The enthusiastic Ag grads over at Consider Ag are spreading their passion for the industry through high schools and George the Farmer is educating children aged 1 to8 on farm practices and in particular food and fibre production.
What an exciting time for students to consider studying and pursuing career paths in agriculture – so many exciting innovations and challenges to inspire you!