Trialling agricultural careers

9 JUNE 2016

Almost 200 agriculture, primary industries and science students from across the Riverina will converge on the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation in Wagga Wagga on Friday 10 and Friday 17 June for the annual Science and Agriculture Enrichment Days.Since the event's inception in 2006, high school students have received an insight into the work of agricultural and veterinary scientists.It gives student's hands-on experience working with researchers from Charles Sturt University (CSU) and NSW Department of Primary Industries in four 45 minute workshops.With the current skills shortage in agriculture escalating, this day provides a great opportunity for students to see science in action, encouraging them to consider a future career in the agricultural supply chain.This year students will participate in hands on workshops looking at lamb production and management; the rise of superbugs; the health benefits of rice and insights into careers in agriculture.The workshops will be held in the University's National Life Sciences Hub and the CSU sheep-yards. The Graham Centre is an alliance between CSU and NSW DPI.

Media Note:

For interviews and photos, please contact Graham Centre Industry Partnerships and Communications Manager, Ms Toni Nugent on (02) 6933 4402 or mobile 0418 974 775.

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