AgVision expo showcases the future of NSW agriculture

Published 3rd September, 2014 in Economy, Environment, Environment

Junee’s AgVision expo is officially open, showcasing opportunities for NSW students to become the future of leaders of Australian agriculture.  

High school students exploring agricultural equipment at the AgVision Expo
AgVision expo showcases the future of NSW agriculture

AgVision 2014 is the largest student agricultural expo in NSW. The event is held at Junee High School, and is great opportunity for students to explore future careers in agriculture.

Agvision is aimed at students in Years 9 and 10. Students are encouraged to consider future careers in agriculture before starting their final years at high school.

NSW Minister for Primary Industries, Katrina Hodgkinson, spoke to more than 450 students about the range of rewarding careers options available in agriculture.

“Jobs in the agriculture industry go beyond traditional farming, with opportunities in a wide range of areas including marketing, business support, science, research, technology and government policy”, Minister Hodgkinson said.

Over 45 workshops and demonstrations will take place at the event, allowing students the chance to experience various agricultural trades first-hand. There will also be opportunities to build networks and learn about education programs from industry experts.

The average age of a farmer is currently 52 years old. It is expected that the number of jobs across the NSW agricultural sector will increase as more people within the industry reach retirement age.

AgVision costs $10 to attend, which includes lunch and a careers guide. For more information contact Junee High School on (02) 6924 1666.

Published 3rd September, 2014 in Economy, Environment, Environment