- 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.