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The investment has been driven by the acute skills shortage and potential succession planning issues facing the grains industry... "The GRDC has long recognised the need to encourage students into agriculture but in the past 12 months we have taken an even more proactive role in developing a grains industry education strategy with a suite of related education resources for use at schools and community events," she says... The GRDC capacity building team has been working on programs to: educate teachers and career advisers about opportunities in the grain industry, given their role as key influencers over student career decision-making; target tertiary students who are already likely to study science as a career and outline to them the opportunities in agricultural and plant science as a specialty field; and promote the science behind grain production to secondary-school students to showcase the broad range of careers and opportunities available...
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The investment has been driven by the acute skills shortage and potential succession planning issues facing the grains industry... "The GRDC has long recognised the need to encourage students into agriculture but in the past 12 months we have taken an even more proactive role in developing a grains industry education strategy with a suite of related education resources for use at schools and community events," she says... The GRDC capacity building team has been working on programs to: educate teachers and career advisers about opportunities in the grain industry, given their role as key influencers over student career decision-making; target tertiary students who are already likely to study science as a career and outline to them the opportunities in agricultural and plant science as a specialty field; and promote the science behind grain production to secondary-school students to showcase the broad range of careers and opportunities available...
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Two young Australians keen to pursue careers in the grains industry are among an inspiring line-up of individuals profiled in a new publication that highlights opportunities and educational pathways in the food and fibre sector... Researcher Aanandini Ganesalingam, who is completing a PhD at the University of Western Australia (UWA), and Lachlan Hunter, a Year 12 student at the WA College of Agriculture in Cunderdin, feature in Science, Taking You Places: Pathways for a dynamic career in Australia's primary industries ... Produced with support from the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry and AgriFood Skills Australia, the publication was released by PICSE - a national program supported by stakeholders, including the GRDC, which builds networks between school students, universities and teachers to meet demand for skilled professionals in Australia's primary industries...
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Food scientist gives students a taste for grain.. GRDC-supported PhD candidate Soumi Paul Mukhopadhyay (right) gave more than 140 school students, including Chloe Waters (left) from Cootamundra High School and Lyndal Jennings from the Riverina Anglican College in Wagga Wagga, a taste of working as a food scientist at the Graham Centre's recent Science and Agriculture Enrichment Day... More than 140 secondary school students were given a taste of working in the grains industry when they visited Charles Sturt University and the New South Wales Department of Primary Industries at Wagga Wagga recently...
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Grains scholars promote agriculture careers.. Two GRDC scholarship recipients, Wesley Lefroy and Dr Siem Siah, shared their personal experiences, with Wesley noting that while people might not take a direct, farm-raised route into the industry, it is innovative, challenging and rewarding once you arrive... Holding several degrees in this discipline and having completed a GRDC-funded PhD at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales on characterising the role of faba beans in human nutrition, Siem shared her enthusiasm for science and problem-solving...
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Grains scholars promote agriculture careers.. Two GRDC scholarship recipients, Wesley Lefroy and Dr Siem Siah, shared their personal experiences, with Wesley noting that while people might not take a direct, farm-raised route into the industry, it is innovative, challenging and rewarding once you arrive... Holding several degrees in this discipline and having completed a GRDC-funded PhD at Charles Sturt University in New South Wales on characterising the role of faba beans in human nutrition, Siem shared her enthusiasm for science and problem-solving...
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PICSE) is a Government, University, RDC and Primary Industry funded partnership to address Australia's shortage of future AgriFood scientists... PICSE links students and teachers with mentors from agricultural industries to ensure that primary industry becomes a priority career of choice.. The need to attract the brightest students into agricultural careers was workshopped by the national Primary Industry Centre for Science Education (PICSE) at a forum organised in Canberra recently...
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Image of a doctor in a laboratory "I like varied work... After completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, majoring in medical microbiology, Ms Kehoe moved to Western Australia and took a job as a technical officer in the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) virology section... Despite her career starting out in medical research, Ms Kehoe says that since completing her PhD, she hopes to stay in virology in agriculture: "We are looking for funding to complete my BYMV research and I'm also hoping to work on next-generation sequencing and on other viruses and to apply molecular tests to fungal pathogen development."..
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" Over the Fence: WeedSeeker attracts northern attention - May 2011 13 August 2012.. Third generation northern arid zone grain growers Tim and Daniel Critch, "Wyalong", Tenindewa are part of the new farming cohort whose careers have been dominated by minimum till farming systems... Technology to reduce spray drift GCTV: Drift Reducing Technology..
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Image of a doctor in a laboratory "I like varied work... After completing a Bachelor of Science at the University of Melbourne, majoring in medical microbiology, Ms Kehoe moved to Western Australia and took a job as a technical officer in the Department of Agriculture and Food, WA (DAFWA) virology section... Despite her career starting out in medical research, Ms Kehoe says that since completing her PhD, she hopes to stay in virology in agriculture: "We are looking for funding to complete my BYMV research and I'm also hoping to work on next-generation sequencing and on other viruses and to apply molecular tests to fungal pathogen development."..
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