Teachers have welcomed a move by the Government to put money into supporting secondary school agricultural and horticultural science and to get more students into a career in the ag and hort sectors.
Last week, Agriculture Minister Damien O'Connor announced funding of $1.6 million over five years, through MPI, to fund the initiative. He says the aim is to build resilience and meet future workforce demand as the sector grows.
"Our food and fibre sector is nothing if we don't have good, educated and enthusiastic people. We're backing the development of a nationwide advisory team to provide support to agricultural and horticultural science teachers, create resources and provide important links to local food and fibre sector partners."
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