Hopes uni students will ditch the books to take on farm work

Shannon Beattie
Updated July 9 2021 - 3:27pm, first published 8:00am
While the majority of these students won't have worked on a farm before and therefore weren't a quick fix to the problem, training could be provided to them and there were other roles they could fulfil. Photo by Gab Savage, Tolga Farm, Kulin.
While the majority of these students won't have worked on a farm before and therefore weren't a quick fix to the problem, training could be provided to them and there were other roles they could fulfil. Photo by Gab Savage, Tolga Farm, Kulin.

A PLAN is afoot that will see students from Curtin University ditch the books and head to the country to help fill predicted labour shortages at harvest time, as part of a new partnership between the academic institution and WAFarmers.

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Shannon Beattie

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