Friday 21st May
Day 5 FRIDAY 21st May|
Day 5 FRIDAY 21st May |
Session 19.15am – 9:45am Get into Genes - DNA
Find out how DNA is extracted and analysed by Australian researchers to selectively breed farm animals and crops suited to the changing environment.
Session 1A9.15am – 9:45am Future careers in Australia Agriculture
What does a career in Agriculture look like? You’ll be surprised at all your amazing options!
Session 29.50am – 10:20am AgTech in Horticulture
Innovative technologies, digital sensors and scientific analysis: Growing the perfect piece of fruit at the Tatura SmartFarm.
Session 2B9.50am – 10:20am Growing and cooking with bush foods
Bush foods are new but old, find out how you can support our indigenous heritage by understanding how to grow and use traditional food plants.
Session 310.25am – 10.55am Beef Industry
Learn all about breeds of cattle, livestock handling and beef husbandry practices. Plus learn about where your favourite cuts of meat come from, and the range of careers in the Australian beef industry.
Session 3C10.25am – 10.55am Biosecurity
Learn about pests and diseases in agriculture and how a career in Biosecurity ensures we have plentiful and healthy food.
Session 411.35am – 12.05pm Goat Industry
Goats are an emerging industry in Australia. Learn all about goats from meat to cheese and the range of careers in the Australian goat industry.
Session 4D11.35am – 12.05pm Climate Change and Agriculture
Every aspect of Agriculture is affected by the climate, too much rain, not enough rain, temperatures, floods, fires and storms!!!!! Climate change is a major issue that is impacting the ability for us to grow our food. Learn how climate change is changing the way we farm now and into the future.
Session 512.10pm – 12.40pm Sheep & Wool
Discover the different characteristics of wool, breeds of sheep and meat quality. Learn more about the workings of a shearing shed (including shearing and crutching) and the use of technology to improve productivity and breeding.
Session 5E12.10pm – 12.40pm Hydroponics
Session 612.45pm – 1.15pm Dairy Industry
Take a virtual tour of a state-of-the-art robotic dairy. Understand the size and scope of the regional dairy industry and how you can build a successful career - on or off farm.
Session 6F12.45pm – 1.15pm Agribusiness Panel
3-4 Panel members
Meet local agribusiness and industry professionals and hear about their career journey beyond the farm gate. Come for an opportunity to ask them questions about the business aspects of food and fibre production.