The Fair provides students with an opportunity to discover the potential careers in the agriculture and agribusiness sector. The Fair enables students to professionally connect with industry and corporate partners to identify the diverse career paths open to them.
In past years, this event has attracted hundreds of high school and undergraduate students as well as a raft of industry representatives.
This year’s major sponsors are Grains Research and Development Corporation, Woolworths, Poultry CRC, Australia Pork Ltd and Grain Growers.
On the back of recent reports suggesting that there are five jobs for every graduate studying an agricultural based degree, this student-led event ensures that graduates do not just gain a degree in their field but also establish connections for employment opportunities.
“The Farming Futures Careers Fair has grown enormously since its creation. The students organising the event have received great support by industry, who are desperate to connect with recent graduates and those involved in agriculture,” the president of the organising committee, Kate Johnston said.
In line with previous years, the Fair will be followed by a dinner at the Ex-Service Club in Armidale for industry representatives, UNE academics and students, and special addresses will be delivered by leaders in the agriculture community, Dr Darryl D’Souza, Don McDougall and Melissa Neal. Chancellor James Harris and Vice-Chancellor Annabelle Duncan will also be present at both the Fair and the dinner.