ABC Rural by David Claughton, Michael Condon, Olivia Calver and Kellie Hollingworth
National Agriculture Day celebrates what the sector describes as its “fabulous and fulfilling” career opportunities, from mustering cattle in the Top End to developing the next breakthrough wheat variety.
While the sector is booming, with four to five jobs for every university graduate, does the industry need a cultural overhaul?
When the lens is placed on work practices, is a career in agriculture truly that great for women leaders or young women trying to break into a male-dominated industry, or fabulous for Indigenous people who face obstacles to attain qualifications and later work?
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