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Drought Reach for farmers

Rural Skills Australia has worked closely with the NSW Government to help develop a Diploma of Agriculture specifically designed for drought-affected farmers and farmers who need to plan for future drought. Charles Impey, RSA’s Education Adviser, helped to develop the initative with TAFE New England and the NSW State Training Services. Find out more »

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The missing link

Suk Moo Lee is a sensation in his native Korea: He has combined farming and camping to invent ‘farmping’ on his blueberry farm and, in 2013, his innovation brought in USD 200,000 in profit. Suk Moo swapped his polished shoes for work boots in 2010, moving from Korea’s capital Seoul to rural Eumseong-gun to start his own business: “As a little boy, I dreamed of becoming an entrepreneur. After examining the opportunities in various industries, I discovered that the agricultural sector had enormous potential for prosperity” says Suk Moo. Full story in Huffington Post

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Boom times in agribusiness

“WE’RE always being told that the jobs available in agribusiness outnumber the people available to fill them,” says Eleanor Percival, a third-year agricultural science student at the University of Sydney.

”It’s very encouraging to know that there is such a range of opportunities out there and that the industry is actively searching for new graduates,” says Ms Percival, who will complete her honours year in 2014.  Full story in The Land: Boom times in agribusiness