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Why Work in Agriculture?
By Sonya Buck, AgCareers.com Australia

 

Now more than ever, there are so many reasons to work in Agriculture. Today we share just a few:

 

Diverse job opportunities
Agricultural technologies are changing quickly, creating a variety of new jobs. Whether you are on farm or working in support services, from the laboratory to the paddock, there is something for everyone.

 

Young people are welcome
With the culture of innovation, young minds offer new insights and problem-solving capabilities. With so many types of roles, youth in Agriculture are welcomed with all different levels of educational attainment.

 

The People
The down to earth nature of the people in Agriculture ensures working in this sector is a positive experience. You’ll find there is a unique bond between people working within the industry.

 

Location
Agriculture offers opportunities in both the country and the city with many different roles available, giving participants different lifestyle choices.  

 

Being environmentally conscious
Agriculture is embracing sustainability, providing production of food, fiber, or other plant or animal products using farming techniques that protect the environment, public health, human communities, and animal welfare.

 

Access to knowledge
Depending on what type of employment you are seeking, there is further education to suit each role. Education can be found online or face to face by many educational institutions making access to the knowledge you need readily available.

 

Growth of the industry
The value of Australian agricultural production should pass $60 billion for the first time in 2017, according to the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES). This positive finding ensures jobs in Agriculture into the future.

 

Global prospects
As the Australian and world population increases, so does the need to feed the world. Export, in particular, is boosting demand for Australian product with many free trade agreements now in place.

 

If you are considering a career in Agriculture, you are ‘backing the right horse’ there are so many great reasons to join this dynamic industry.