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  • Agriculture is now the powerhouse driving economic growth in Australia
    By Dr. Ray Johnson, Senior Agribusiness Consultant and Managing Director, Agricultural Appointments The latest figures just released in September 2017 from the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) show that Australian agriculture was the largest contributor to national GDP growth in 2016-17, contributing 0.5 percentage points of national total 1.9 per cent...
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  • Is Automated Farming A Threat to Job Security?
    By Dr Ray Johnson, Managing Director Agricultural Appointments. As I have previously written, there is a digital revolution underway in Australian agriculture, now with the timely confluence of record production levels marking agriculture as one of the key “industries of the future”. But it is the digital revolution that is changing the traditional harsh image of farming to an industry sector that...
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  • Are more women being employed in the agricultural sector?
    By Dr Ray Johnson, Managing Director Agricultural Appointments At the Universities and agricultural colleges offering rural and veterinary courses in Australia, there has been a dramatic change in the gender balance of students over the last 25-30 years. In many instances women now make up the majority of such training courses. As I have previously written about, there is a major digital revolutio...
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  • Outstanding AIFST 50 Year Anniversary JR Vickery Presentation!
    It is always a pleasure to hear Barry Irvine present and last Tuesday was no exception when he gave the JR Vickery address at the recent “Future of Food” Convention in Sydney held by the Australian Institute of Food Science and Technology. When Barry took over as Chairman of Bega Cheese around the turn of the century, the business had a capitalisation of a little...
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  • STEM skills required to drive the digital revolution in Australian agriculture
    By Dr. Ray Johnson, Managing Director, Agricultural Appointments. Employers now are more interested in people who possess more than just academic qualifications. They appreciate someone who is able to use his analytical skills to solve problems using science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM). As the agricultural sector continues in the digital revolution referred to previously (http:...
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  • High technology in agriculture creates changing trends in recruitment.
    By Dr Ray Johnson, Managing Director Agricultural Appointments Agriculture is now undergoing its third major revolution from mechanical and scientific revolutions into the digital agriculture revolution. The sector has seen the introduction of modern tools used including moisture precision sensors, mobile apps, soil sensors, use of GPS and advanced software. The use of digital agriculture systems ...
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  • Introducing Howard Wootton
    Howard has broad senior management experience of 33 years in general management, sales, operations and recruitment.  He has worked for both small and large national and international food and facility services organizations, encompassing a wide group of industries namely, fresh produce, health, industrial, remote and the corporate sector.  He has also owned and operated businesses of his own. Howa...
  • SALARY UPDATE: WE’RE FIGHTING FOR YOU!
    Employers need to get on the front foot with market-savvy remuneration, to fight other industries for the top talent. Increased demand for agricultural products from Asia over the next 25 years means Australian agribusinesses will face skills shortages. As a result, younger workers must be encouraged to enter the sector and remuneration will become a key battleground in the fight to attract and re...
  • 7 ways to attract top talent to remote agribusinesses
    Most rural and remote agribusiness owners will tell you that luring the best and brightest candidates away from big cities is challenging. But there are plenty of things that can be done if employers are prepared to be creative with remuneration packages and can think outside the box. As a principal at Agricultural Appointments, I’m all too familiar with the task of recruiting for careers...
  • Don’t turn your back on agribusiness
    While the number of students graduating from agricultural science courses continues to decline, and those who do graduate, aren’t necessarily going on to work on farms, I think they’re missing out on big opportunities. What roles do you hear of all the time? You hear about urban-based roles – so students don’t know about the great careers that exist in agriculture. Our recent survey results reflec...
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  • Show me the money: why agribusinesses need to cough up to attract top talent.
    If you’re in agribusiness you will know how difficult it is to attract well-qualified employees, particularly if you are in a regional or remote area. Asia’s rising middle class, with its increased demand for food and agricultural products and services over the next 50 years, will make attracting the best and brightest even more competitive – especially if remuneration continues on its current pat...
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