Sowing the seed for a career in agriculture

10 JUNE 2008

Identifying animal bones and testing the quality of vegetable oils are just some of the activities on offer to almost 100 Riverina school students who will attend this year’s Agriculture Enrichment Day on Friday 13 June in Wagga Wagga. Hosted by the EH Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation, an alliance between Charles Sturt University (CSU) and the NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI), the day will give the high school students access to some of the state’s leading agricultural and veterinary scientists. The EH Graham Centre's Director, Professor Deirdre Lemerle, says the day has many benefits for the school students and she hopes it will encourage them to consider a career in agricultural science. Students from Years 10 and 11 can choose between various hands-on research activities, including selecting wheat for disease resistance, sheep breeding, quality assurance in vegetable oil, bone identification and detecting fungi on ryegrass seed.

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Kate Roberts, 02 6933 2207

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