A national non-profit with the goal of creating pathways and support systems for Indigenous young adults to attend and graduate from university, with high marks, industry experience and bright professional futures.
49% of all food in Australia is produced by women
Visible Farmer is a unique short-film series that discovers the untold stories of the gutsy women behind Australia’s food and fibre, and the vital, innovative role they play. Women generate half of all farm income and make up 50% of the rural workforce. Yet they are still widely overlooked. At its heart Visible Farmer is about diversity, gender equality and strong, forward-looking stories from Australia's farming community.
Each episode of this 15 part web-series is an inspiring story with passion and substance, as diverse as the industry the women are working in and the challenges they face.
Today’s agribusinesses incorporate all types of exciting career pathways and increasingly attract newcomers and innovators. Engineering, science, IT, commerce and management are all cornerstone skill sets for successful businesses in the growing agriculture sector. As an example, Australia is among the world’s leaders in robotics in the agribusiness sector The new model of agriculture will require a workforce with skills sets that extend well beyond traditional agricultural skills In the research, service and support sectors most of these skills will be delivered by staff without traditional farming background as opportunities and technologies used within agriculture attract new entrants and businesses. Australia will require a pipeline of graduates with capabilities in architecting, designing and analysing data. There will be growth in specialist IT technology and businesses that service these technologies.
This summary of the changing agricultural workforce has been adapted from an article by Richard Heath in The Australian Farm Institute Farm Policy Journal Autumn 2017 Pages 1- 7.