People in Agriculture, attracting and training the next generation

Andrew Harris1, Stephen Ives2

1 Department of Education, Tasmania,

2 University College, University of Tasmania,

Food and fibre production currently contribute almost $3 billion annually to the Tasmanian economy. However, whilst the Tasmanian Government has a target value for the agricultural sector of $10 billion by 2050, encouraging young people to enter agriculture and related industries to support that target has been a challenge. Since 2015, key government and university initiatives have improved the education pathway for Tasmanian students from primary school to a career in food and fibre production economy. Andrew and Stephen will provide an overview of these initiatives and how changes in educational thinking and pedagogical approaches aim to inspire the next generation of industry leaders.

Key Words

Education, pathway, careers

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The objective of the International Farm Management Association is to further the knowledge and understanding of farm business management and to exchange ideas and information about farm management theory and practice throughout the world. The IFMA is a non profit-making organisation and currently the Association has members in over 50 countries.

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Photography Credits

Tourism Tasmania, Barnbougle Dunes, Ray Joyce, Health Holden, Graham Freeman, Joe Shemesh, Glenn Gibson, Hobart City Council, Nick Osborne, National Trust Tasmania, Dale Baldwin, Brian Dullaghan, Rob Burnett, Alistair Bett, Alice Bennett, Wai Nang Poon, Chris Crerar, Kathy Leahy, Flow Mountain Bike, Tasmanian Parks & Wildlife Service, James Bowden, Masaaki Aihara, Sean Feennessy, Bruce Irwin, Liz Knox