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Attracting Youth into Agriculture: Developing a strategic framework to encourage young people to pursue a career in agriculture

Author: Peltzer, Clare

Published: June 2020

Country: Australia.

Research type: Report.

This report aims to provide a unique perspective on the current international issue of how to attract youth into agricultural careers. As a teacher, the opportunities and limitations of the schooling system are identified, and improvements suggested. As a farmer, the strengths and weaknesses that exist as the primary employer of these youth are explored. There needs to be an alignment of all industry bodies to ensure a united and singular approach to attracting youth into agriculture. A conceptual framework is introduced that aligns with these perspectives and amalgamates them into a common goal of attracting youth into pursing agriculture in their post-16 studies.