Ag careers day held
Benalla students joined more than 200 students from the Hume region at University of Melbourne’s Agriculture and Horticulture Careers Day at the Dookie campus earlier this month.
The careers day focused on career pathways within the agriculture and horticulture sectors, and gave students hands-on experience in the university facilities.
‘‘This gives students
an opportunity to see what study pathways and career options are available to them in agriculture and horticulture, particularly as we are entering a boom in agriculture where we need to produce more food to feed a rapidly growing world population with less resources in a changing climate, especially in our own Asia Pacific region,’’ Dookie campus future students recruitment officer Christina Tait said.
The Benalla P-12 College students were able to examine the features of high yielding crops and the plant pathogens that have the potential to jeopardise our food security.
‘‘Careers in agriculture span a broad spectrum to include farm management, agribusiness, animal health and welfare, international trade, policy, agricultural consulting, agricultural robotic engineering, aid and development, and research — to name a few,’’ Ms Tait said.
The program was a collaboration led by NE Tracks LLEN, including Rural Skills Australia, Department of Education, GOTAFE, Charles Sturt University and the University of Melbourne.