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First Thoughts on President Obama's Free Community College Proposal - EdCentral

First Thoughts on President Obama's Free Community College Proposal - EdCentral | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“Share with your friendsYour NameYour EmailRecipient EmailEnter a MessageI read this article and found it very interesting, thought it might be something for you. The article is called First Thoughts...”
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Talent trumps gender in today’s agriculture

Talent trumps gender in today’s agriculture | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“Josie Van Lent was “purposely naive” when she began her agriculture career more than 30 years ago. “There were times when the fact that I was female was probably less appreciated, but I was too stu...”
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Revival in studying agriculture looks sustained

Revival in studying agriculture looks sustained | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“There's sustained interest from students wanting to study agriculture at university.”
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“Sustainable” Agriculture: often debated, rarely understood

“Sustainable” Agriculture: often debated, rarely understood | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“Current agricultural practices are diminishing our ability to produce food in the future. Food choices today will influence what is produced in the future.”
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Talking Fairleigh: The effects of farm exit on the wellbeing of farmers

Talking Fairleigh: The effects of farm exit on the wellbeing of farmers | Future Ag | Scoop.it
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Landscape Creations boosts skills with distance learning award - Horticulture Week

Landscape Creations boosts skills with distance learning award - Horticulture Week | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“Landscape Creations boosts skills with distance learning award Horticulture Week Landscape Creations has earned the HTA Landscape Award, boosting staff skills by genning up on the HTA workbook and running company training sessions.”
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Ag sector offers exciting career opportunities - Scoop.co.nz (press release)

Ag sector offers exciting career opportunities - Scoop.co.nz (press release) | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“Ag sector offers exciting career opportunities Scoop.co.nz (press release) “Rural contractors – like many in the agricultural sector – often have to bring in overseas workers to fill this gap,” he explains.”
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Courses cancelled in 2013

Courses cancelled in 2013 | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“These courses have been cancelled.(RT @takvera: The Age lists Agriculture and Land Management @NMITafe cancelled http://t.co/oDu3fCbxms, but really it is updated http://t.co/…)...”
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Kadina school finds 'united' voice - Stock Journal

Kadina school finds 'united' voice - Stock Journal | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“Kadina school finds 'united' voice Stock Journal The school's agricultural program goes up to Year 12 and there is a high number of school-based apprentices who work on the family farm and come in to study, as well as learn with Rural Skills...”
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TAFE to close Glenormiston

TAFE to close Glenormiston | Future Ag | Scoop.it
SOUTH West TAFE will close its Glenormiston Campus near Terang in Western Victoria due to declining student numbers.
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Further Education Horticulture Courses at Writtle College

Our Further Education Horticulture courses are open to a range of people including 16+ school leavers, mature learners and part-time students.
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Farm safety courses at Mount Gambier Campus - TAFE SA

Farm safety courses at Mount Gambier Campus - TAFE SA | Future Ag | Scoop.it
TAFE SA News. Stories about TAFE SA and its students. (Farm safety courses at Mount Gambier Campus http://t.co/mJWa1gNvPV)
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Scholarships set to help eight students reach their goals

NSW Farmers has awarded eight scholarships worth $5000 each to university and TAFE students committed to agriculture and rural communities.
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Queensland Farmers' Federation wants agriculture issues addressed this election - ABC Local

Queensland Farmers' Federation wants agriculture issues addressed this election - ABC Local | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“The Queensland Farmers' Federation has put forward electricity prices, investing in agriculture, skills and training and regional planning as their target issues this election.”
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Agriculture blooms at Vancouver schools

Agriculture blooms at Vancouver schools | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“Tasked with making Vancouver schools more “sustainable,” Kevin Millsip decided that meant every school should have its own vegetable garden where students can be taught the origins of food.”
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California Budget Cuts Threaten Schools' Agriculture Programs

California Budget Cuts Threaten Schools' Agriculture Programs | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“At a time when Gov. Jerry Brown is allocating more money to education, ag programs are facing a $4 million ax.”
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AGRICULTURE WORKFORCE - FARM SECTOR EMPLOYER SURVEY

Rural Skills Australia encourages Australian farmers to complete the FARM SECTOR EMPLOYER SURVEY to help build an accurate picture of the employ...

AGRICULTURE WORKFORCE - FARM SECTOR EMPLOYER SURVEY<br/><br/>Rural Skills Australia encourages Australian farmers to complete the FARM SECTOR EMPLOYER SURVEY to help build an accurate picture of the employ... | Future Ag | Scoop.it
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Is horticulture a withering field? - Philly.com

Is horticulture a withering field? - Philly.com | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“Philly.com Is horticulture a withering field? Philly.com One student who is bucking the trend is Hydeia Brown, 17, at W.B. Saul High School in Roxborough, who wants to make a career out of plants.”
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New Year's resolutions to boost farming's skill set - Farmers Guardian

New Year's resolutions to boost farming's skill set - Farmers Guardian | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“New Year's resolutions to boost farming's skill set Farmers Guardian “We hve doubled our team as well as cow numbers over the past year at Melview Farming, so skills and training is increasingly critical for us.”
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A rising interest in a dwindling landscape - Community Impact Newspaper

A rising interest in a dwindling landscape - Community Impact Newspaper | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“A rising interest in a dwindling landscape Community Impact Newspaper The district offers career pathways, which are class sequences that allow high school students to explore different job fields.”
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New resource to teach kids food origins - Agriculture - Horticulture - General News - Stock Journal

New resource to teach kids food origins - Agriculture - Horticulture - General News - Stock Journal | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“THERE’LL be no more “yoghurt trees” or “wool bushes” if the Australian Made Campaign has anything to do about it. (RT @lizgunner: Origins of food, to be back in schools.”
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Regional TAFEs hit hard - The Land Newspaper

Regional TAFEs hit hard - The Land Newspaper | Future Ag | Scoop.it
“Regional TAFEs hit hard The Land Newspaper MONEY earmarked for TAFE facilities in regional areas, along with trades training in schools, have taken the brunt of cuts to the education budget.”
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Australian Institute of Horticulture Inc. forms a Coffs Harbour Chapter ...

urban, lifestyle and design, training and higher education horticulture pursuits and professions.” Membership benefits includes a program of ongoing professional development, concessional rates for AIH events and for ...
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Further Education Agriculture Courses at Writtle College

Our Further Education agriculture courses are open to a range of people including 16+ school leavers, mature learners and part-time students.
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DEPI job cuts run deep

DEPI job cuts run deep | Future Ag | Scoop.it
THE new Department of Environment and Primary Industries may have cut more than its own quota of staff.
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