High school students were given insight into the rural industries yesterday (May 9) with AgForce Queensland’s Moo Baa Munch event, running from May 9 to 12.
A special careers day for high schoolers was held yesterday, allowing students to engage with people from the agricultural industry and learn about the opportunities available to them.
Parliamentary secretary for Agriculture Fisheries and Forestry Sid Sidebottom said that the Moo Baa Munch is a “great initiative” for encouraging young people to take an interest in agriculture.
“Improving the agricultural knowledge of our primary and secondary students is key to the future of our primary industries. This event is a fantastic example of engaging with students in the region,” Mr Sidebottom said.
Students considering agricultural traineeships in Queensland could stand to benefit from the event, which continues through the weekend, offering activities and interactive presentations.
“The Australian Government is committed to addressing the labour and skills challenges our agricultural industry faces, including attracting more young people into primary industry careers,” Mr Sidebottom said.
“Curiosity about our primary industries should be encouraged, especially if the students of today are to produce the food, fibre and agricultural innovations of tomorrow.”