- A free online information night will be held on Tuesday 30 May for prospective agriculture and environmental science students
Charles Sturt University is offering a comprehensive information session for anyone who has considered a career in the agriculture or environmental sciences sectors.
Demand for skilled professionals in agriculture and environmental sciences is on the rise and the University is committed to producing the next generation of career-ready graduates.
There are currently four jobs in the agricultural sector for every graduate and a wide array of opportunities, including farming, rural industries or government, production, research, planning and policy, and managing agriculture issues.
The world’s agriculture output must increase by 70 per cent by 2050, according to the United Nations Food and Agriculture Organisation, and Charles Sturt is already contributing to this growing workforce by being named number one for agriculture and environmental science graduates who get jobs.
Participants will be able to meet academics, hear from current students to gain insight into studying at Charles Sturt and listen to guest speakers providing insight into the future of the agriculture industry.
Guest speakers will discuss the challenges posed by climate change and sustainability in agriculture and the opportunities for impactful career pathways in agriculture, environmental science and sustainability as well as the role of technology in the future of agriculture.
Guest speakers include Ms Naomi Wilson from Australian Agricultural Company and Mr Hamish Ross from Hutcheon and Pearce.
The free, online information session will detail the University’s on-campus facilities, including the 1,600-hectare farm and glasshouses in Wagga Wagga or the wetlands and 80 hectares of grey water management in Albury-Wodonga and Port Macquarie.
Associate Head of Animal and Agriculture Science with the Charles Sturt School of Agricultural, Environmental and Veterinary Sciences in Wagga Wagga Dr Jeff McCormick said now is the ideal time to ensure the future of agriculture is secure by investing in its future leaders.
“Agriculture has never been more important for our regions and the world,” he said. “There are great opportunities to contribute to agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. We need our best and brightest in agriculture.”
The online information night will be held on Tuesday 30 May from 6pm to 7.30pm.
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