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Ag careers in the spotlight at AgVision

Posted on : 06 August 2019

Australia’s premier agriculture and agribusiness careers exhibition, AgVision, has sold out with just two weeks until the event gets underway in Sydney.

Now in its seventh year, AgVision will see more than 1,200 students from years 9-12 attend interactive sessions and network with leading agricultural experts, at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park on 7 August.

General Manager, Agriculture & Sydney Royal Easter Show, Murray Wilton, said AgVision aims to empower and educate high school students on agriculture, driving career ambitions and giving young people the knowledge and information necessary to harness future roles within the industry.

“We’re delighted the event has resonated with so many schools across NSW and we look forward to showcasing a range of agricultural opportunities to students who are starting to think more seriously about their careers,” Mr Wilton said.

“With everything from edible bug farmers, to drone pilots and agriculture communicators, the opportunities within the agricultural industry are endless.

“If AgVision demonstrates one thing, it’s that a career in agriculture doesn’t necessarily mean working on the land – it’s about progression, technology and problem solving.

“Students could be working in metropolitan areas, helping craft the future of sustainable living through urban farming - the possibilities are endless,” he said.

Teachers and students from years 9–12 will be able to attend six, half hour sessions with over 60 industry experts, ranging from mental health professionals, to agricultural ecologists and working dog trainers.

Following an opening ceremony, students will be escorted to their chosen workshops, including flying drone simulators, milking demonstrations and practicing wound healing techniques for aspiring veterinarians. 

All sessions are interactive, encouraging hands-on learning for students, including recess mustering demonstrations and a lunch-time Junior Young Farmer Challenge, which will give students a taste of practical, on-farm skills.

AgVision will run from 9am – 2pm on Wednesday, August 7 at Sydney Showground, Sydney Olympic Park.

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