Friday 21st May
Day 5

Welcome to the Virtual Careers Week 2021 schedule. We have a jam packed program, some amazing presenters, and a wide variety of topics to suit all interests.

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Day 5 FRIDAY 21st May
Stream 1
Day 5 FRIDAY 21st May
Stream 2

Session 1

9.15am – 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 1A

9.15am – 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 2

9.50am – 10:20am AgTech in Horticulture

Innovative technologies, digital sensors and scientific analysis: Growing the perfect piece of fruit at the Tatura SmartFarm.

Session 2B

9.50am – 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 3

10.25am – 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 3C

10.25am – 10.55am Biosecurity

Learn about pests and diseases in agriculture and how a career in Biosecurity ensures we have plentiful and healthy food.

Session 4

11.35am – 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 4D

11.35am – 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 5

12.10pm – 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 5E

12.10pm – 12.40pm Hydroponics

Hydroponics is a method of growing plants without soil; instead plants are grown using water-based nutrient solutions. Learn about the technology and innovation behind hydroponics.Due to unforseen circumstances this session is unavailable. Please feel welcome to join the Sheep & Wool session running at the same time.

Session 6

12.45pm – 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 6F

12.45pm – 1.15pm Agribusiness Panel
Grains/Hydroponics/Banking/Stock Agent
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.

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