Welcome to the Planet E website. This site has been developed to provide information about jobs and careers in agriculture. It has been built by Primary Industries and Resources South Australia and the University of Adelaide Faculty of Sciences as part of the Careers in Agriculture Project. The Project has also developed promotional posters, brochures and stickers and we are happy to provide samples of these to your school. Contact us at planetE@adelaide.edu.au
Making the case for Agriculture
What needs to be done to show agriculture is an attractive and worthwhile career choice? What are the job prospects and which areas offer the greatest opportunities? And what skills, expertise and experience do young career-seekers need to secure these opportunities?
These issues will be raised and tackled during what will be an informative and stimulating session as part of the 2002 Royal Farm Expo ANZ Seminar Program. Leading the presentation will be Peter Angus who is the Agricultural Societies of Australia Rural Ambassador and he will be backed by a panel of young people who have successfully established themselves in a broad cross-section of agricultural-related careers.
The 'Farming's Future' seminar will be held at 2pm on Friday, August 30, in the Elders Pavilion at the Royal Adelaide showgrounds. Seats are strictly limited, so to avoid disappointment you are urged to register now by phoning (08) 8210 5211. There is no cost.
People who pre-register AND attend their nominated seminar, will be included in a special draw to win two major prizes - a $1000 share portfolio courtesy Salomon Smith Barney, and an exclusive Stock Journal merchandise kit - as well as other special door prize draws at each seminar.
Information about other seminar topics is also available via www.adelaideshowground.com.au/show
New Minister settles in
The incoming Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries, the Hon. Paul Holloway says he feels fortunate to have been allocated the primary industries portfolio after what has arguably been one of the best periods for SA farmers for many years.
"SA farmers have a strong foundation on which to build and grow their businesses and focus on continued, sustainable growth. The state has been lucky with the weather, the low dollar, new export opportunities and higher livestock prices. However, like many primary producers, I know that those factors beyond our control can turn at any time.
Even though farming is one of the toughest and
riskiest businesses around, SA has many market advantages and our farmers
are recognised as among the most innovative and productive in the world.
In my capacity as Minister, I am looking forward to the challenge of working
in such a diverse portfolio."
Winemakers fly the world
PIRSA keeps check on pests threatening our crops