Demand for ag graduates grow

March 17, 2017 5:41 pm

The diversity of new careers for those studying and graduating in agriculture has grown significantly from simply working on a farm.

A recent survey conducted by the University of New England polled 500 graduates from the past decade on their career choices and more than 97 percent of the 100 graduates who responded were employed.

Graduates reported that they stepped straight from their university studies into jobs across 14 categories, including agribusiness, agronomy, education, animal nutrition and agricultural research.

The portability of an ag degree was also evident. Nearly two-thirds of respondents had moved on from their initial choice of ag sector.

Adding to this, the University of New England has recently opened its new Agriculture Education Building, cementing its future as the ‘Agricultural Centre of Excellence’.

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