Faculty welcomes the next generation
7 March 2012
The Dean, Professor Mark Adams, welcomes the 2012 intake of students to the Faculty of Agriculture, Food & Natural Resources during O-Week, a rite of passage for the University's new students to experience our vibrant culture and familiarise themselves with our campus before officially commencing their studies. "These are the leaders of the future, bright young minds who will address the most pressing issues facing society. They will be out there, in their field, answering the big questions", he said.
In a future where we are challenged by the uncertainty of being able to supply food, potable water and energy sources, the ecological and economic costs of climate change and the pressures of an increasing population, there is an evident necessity for graduates who can develop solutions in these fields. As a result, we are proud to see the next generation of students coming through our Faculty with the hope that their contribution as graduates can assist in tackling these pressures in Australia and elsewhere.
During O-Week, first years were introduced to the many opportunities and services currently available while studying within our Faculty. A field trip to our Plant Breeding Institute in Cobbitty introduced students to our world-class facilities, as well as our internationally renowned scientists in cereal rust research, sustainable agriculture, grain production and plant breeding. The first year photo taken on the historic steps of the R.D. Watt Building has become a Faculty tradition. Our students are enrolled in the Bachelor of Resource Economics, Bachelor of Agricultural Economics, Bachelor of Environmental Systems and Bachelor of Science in Agriculture degree programs.
Contact: Ms Fortunee Cantrell
Phone: 02 8627 1001