University agriculture students from Curtin University, Muresk Institute and The University of WA experienced an intensive weekend of grain production activities which aimed to put the theory they learned at university into a practical, on-farm context and broaden their network of people in the grains industry.
The Careers in Grain Crop Camp, which was supported by the Grains Institute of WA, CSBP, Bayer and agVivo Events, opened students’ eyes to the many career pathways in the grains industry and gave then a base understanding of grain production.
agVivo Events principal Erin Gorter said the camp bridged the gap between the theory students learned at university and the knowledge they needed to be able to work with producers in the grains industry.
“Students came to the camp with little knowledge of the grains industry but through the weekend, after hearing from people in the industry and having a try at different tasks in grain production, their knowledge and interest in the grains industry increased dramatically,” Ms Gorter said.
“The camp combines the talents of passionate and knowledgeable people who work in the grains industry and who have had varied career pathways so the students are able to hear first-hand about the many possibilities in this industry and this gives them the confidence to head back to uni and take on the world of opportunities that await them.
“One student summed it up perfectly when they said they were looking forward to their future.”
agVivo Events will hold a Careers in Grain Advanced Crop Camp in October for students wanting to further their knowledge of grain.