“Careers in Australian Agriculture” was created to connect with young adults in urban & rural Australia who may have never considered a career in agriculture. It aims to repair the distorted vision of food and fibre production which has arisen with the city and country disconnect, by showing that the agricultural industry is ‘Interesting, Innovative and Important’ by building upon current knowledge.
Careers in Australian Agriculture (CAA) profiles people of all ages studying, training and working in the Australian agricultural industry, from the boardroom the bush. A diverse range of careers are showcased, to illustrate that agriculture may begin in the paddock, but there are many steps in the supply chain to get our produce to plates in Australia and around the world. Careers & trades in science, communications, economics, international trading, marketing, research & development & information extension are currently profiled, to name a few.
CAA has consolidated a significant amount of agri-educational material in a single access point, providing information about studying agricultural related courses at TAFE and university, classroom activities and competitions, teacher resources and scholarships.
Our message to readers is-
“When you think of agriculture- do you think of livestock & crops, tractors & farmers out in the bush?
Whilst they are very important parts of the industry, agriculture encompasses much more than commonly perceived. Agriculture may start with producing food & fibre, but that is most definitely not where it ends!
Our food and fibre is continually being improved through research and development, and that research needs to be extended to producers. The land we use needs to be conserved whilst being used as efficiently as possible. Technology is being developed to improve efficiency & sustainability practices. The produce then needs to be processed, packaged, marketed & transported, not just around our country, but around the world. Our agricultural businesses need management & consultancy and of course these stories need to be communicated to the general public through education services and events.
Whilst farmers are the well known face of our industry, we are a team of people, from all walks of life, working together to ensure Australian produce gets from the paddock, to your plate (and wardrobe!). These people live in the city and the country, they work in boardrooms and the bush. Why not take a few minutes to meet them, and see if you want to embark on the ag-venture of a lifetime!”