Tuesday, 26 March 2013

Inspiring the agriculture students of the future

This week Tasmania is hosting a dozen Deans of Agriculture from Universities across Australia.

The heads of the Schools of of Agriculture have been meeting in Hobart and today are touring Tasmanian farms and wineries.

They've been debating investment in research, the future of farming and Australia's capacity to 'feed the world'.

Iain Young from the University of New England in New South Wales is president of the peak body that represents the academics, the Australian Council of Deans of Agriculture.

He argues that their five year campaign to raise the profile of agriculture is paying dividends, with the first significant increase in enrolments in agriculture this year.
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