Online Agricultural Careers Expo

RuralBiz Training is excited to be hosting an Online Agricultural Careers Expo on Tuesday 14th August from 11am-1pm AEST. Come along to gain great insight into the pathways, opportunities and rewards of a career in Agriculture. Hear from some of Australia’s top Agribusiness about what they look for when recruiting and how to access their […]

New Short Course: Plant Taxonomy

ACS Distance Education have just released a new short course in Plant Taxonomy. Written by John Mason, ACS Principal and a number of ACS academics, including Timothy Walker, former lecturer at Oxford and former Director at Oxford Botanic Gardens and Marie Beerman, who holds a Bachelor and Masters of Science (Horticulture).   Plant Taxonomy is the […]

“What do I need to study?”

If you’re looking to get into the agriculture sector but don’t know what you need to be doing to get there, Southern Forests SEED Program have created a nice little two page document to give you a starting point. While this document is made for a Western Australian audience, most of the course names and […]

Career Harvest is relaunching!

In the coming weeks the Career Harvest website will be having a facelift. With the relaunch of the new website and the start of the new financial year around the corner, Career Harvest is seeking partnerships from educational providers and industry to help Career Harvest become a hub for agricultural careers.   Interested parties are […]

Industry Support: Australian Beef Industry Foundation

If you’re looking for a way to get into the beef industry or need some assistance, the Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) is here to help. As a dedicated organisation looking to help support the industry, ABIF provide information and several scholarships and awards.   Head to www.abif.com.au to keep up to date with their […]

2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship winners

Fourteen university students from across Australia have been awarded a 2018 AgriFutures™ Horizon Scholarship, in recognition of their leadership potential and commitment to the future of Australian agriculture. The scholarship provides $5,000 per year to assist with study and living expenses for two years of the students’ agricultural related degree. In addition to industry sponsors, […]

Experience Opportunities

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 […]

Omnienviro are offering internships

Omnienviro (https://www.omnienviro.com.au/contact/) are interested in interns whom can colate information and evaluate the economic viability of their water treatment products and cell activator Super Harvest. The plan is to offer the interns employment after a qualifying period of three months or less, depending on controlled trials established and results achieved. Contact James Oshana for more […]

AFIA launches the inaugural Gen Ag Future Fund

The Australian Fodder Industry Association (AFIA) in partnership with Lallemand Animal Nutrition, have launched the inaugural Gen Ag Future Fund. The Gen Ag Future Fund will make up to $3,000 available per annum to an individual aged 18-30 years old, to assist with further education, or costs to undertake a specific project that will benefit […]

Let’s celebrate the women who are leading change in food and fibre industries

International Women’s Day is a global day celebrating the achievements of women in every area of human endeavour. At PIEFA and Career Harvest we celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women leading the development of food and fibre industries in Australia. More women are taking up the challenge of making a difference […]

Australian Beef Industry Foundation’s Scholarship

Are you tomorrow’s leader in the Australian Beef Industry? Do you know someone who will be a leader tomorrow in the Australian Beef Industry? If you answered yes to either of these questions, then Fairfax Agricultural Media (Fairfax) together with the Australian Beef Industry Foundation (ABIF) are offering the opportunity for three people involved in […]

I Farm Well

ifarmwell is an online tool kit to help farmers cope effectively with life’s challenges and get the most out of every day. It has modules that may be useful to anyone considering a career in farming. ifarmwell has been designed based on what Australian farmers have said they want and what research shows will help. […]

Enter the AgriEducate Essay Competition

Did you know that there are over 1.6 million Australians involved in the Australian agricultural industry and that Australians directly feed around 75 million people globally, and if you include our shared knowledge, almost 400 million? The agricultural industry in Australia and around the world comprises such a diverse mix of professions and careers. Yet […]

The Horizon Scholarship

In partnership with industry sponsors, the AgriFutures Horizon Scholarship is an initiative supporting students enrolled in full time study at an Australian university. AgriFutures Australia is committed to supporting the next generation of leaders that will drive the future prosperity of Australian rural industries and regional communities. To build prosperous and sustainable rural industries, AgriFutures […]

New figures reveal Aussies’ shocking disconnect with life’s essentials – NFF

Startling new research has revealed that Australians have grown disconnected from where their food and fibre comes from, and are oblivious of the farm sector’s economic contribution. The nation-wide polling commissioned by the National Farmers’ Federation in the lead up to tomorrow’s National Agriculture Day, found that 83% of Australians would describe their connection with […]

The Future of Australian Agriculture – Where do we go from here?

The Australian continent encompasses a varied range of agricultural zones that differ in climate, demographics and the degree of economic development. The country comprises states that, despite possessing singularly varied markets, have a common hunger for the collective growth of their food industry. Agriculture remains a small portion of the Australian economy contributing to 2.4 […]

The Growing Importance of Urban Agriculture

Urban agriculture is becoming a serious business. It takes many forms and is increasingly part of urban ecosystems and environmental management of cities. Urban agriculture can be defined as the growing of plants and the raising of animals within and around cities. Researchers, using satellite data, found that global agricultural activities within 20km of urban areas […]

Primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEFA) wants your feedback to enhance Career Harvest

Recently the Primary Industries Education Foundation (PIEFA) has partnered with the Deans of Agriculture to take over the operation and further development of Career Harvest. PIEFA is collaboration between industry, government and educators to promote primary industry education. PIEFA is helping the community to understand and value the food and fiber industries. PIEFA provides professional […]

Future of farming – an exciting field of study!

Think there’s nothing new in agriculture? Check out this article about innovative and practical research that is going on NOW and will change the face of farming – how exciting!! Study ag and you too can be achieving the things these amazing people are. And check out how many different agriculture jobs featured in just […]

What inspires a career in ag?

I’m always interested in the reasons people became involved in their careers in agriculture. For those who grew up on the land you might think it’s obvious, they stuck with the family business. But as Rebecca Stacey’s story shows, there are many different jobs in agriculture and just about anything can inspire. you to choose your […]