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The talent drought

  • Year: 2007
  • Author: Oakeshott, Georgie
  • Journal Name: About the House
  • Journal Number: 31
  • Country: Australia

Young people are leaving the land in droves and a parliamentary report has found it is not just the drought deterring them from a future in agriculture. Rural Australia’s talent pool is evaporating. According to a new parliamentary report, life on the land is full of hurdles—poor training and educational opportunities, inadequate research and development, an ageing population, difficulties accessing the latest technologies and a widespread negative perception of farming as a career.

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