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Farmers growing for good

21 November 2018
Pause and consider all the good farmers do every day
National Agriculture Day motto is ‘Grow for good’, and we think that is worth celebrating. It is an opportunity to pause and consider all the good farmers do every day.

The University of Sydney has a similar ethos ‘Leadership for good’. We have been a leading contributor to Australian agricultural knowledge for more than a century. Our contribution to agriculture remains vital, whether it's protecting food security with our wheat rust research or training the next generation of farmers.

“We have been teaching agriculture for 107 years,” explains Professor Alex McBratney, Director at the Sydney Institute of Agriculture. “We welcome students from the country and students from the city. Our farms and research stations offer a real-world experience where students are taught by internationally renowned researchers.”

If you have a passion to join the forefront of agricultural research or improve food security to make the planet a better place, a Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) will give you highly sought-after skills for a huge range of careers.

The outlook for agriculture in Australia is bright. World food security is a big challenge and Australia is positioned to play an increasing role. To future-proof and value the agricultural sector, our Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) 2019 intake will have a guaranteed minimum ATAR of 75.00 for all domestic and international applicants.

Our E12 scheme applies to domestic NSW students currently undertaking the Higher School Certificate (HSC) or International Baccalaureate (IB) who are from a financially disadvantaged background and/or are attending a government-identified 'low socioeconomic' high school. The E12 Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) will have a guaranteed minimum ATAR of 70.00 for the 2019 intake.

Associate Professor Damien Field, Life and Environmental Sciences Head of School states, “This is a robust agriculture degree with the flexibility to tailor your study. Our students majoring in agriculture can also easily get a second major in agribusiness, policy or even a language for those wanting a career overseas.”

The Bachelor of Science and Bachelor of Advanced Studies (Agriculture) will bring you into the multidisciplinary world of agriculture, as you examine how living systems interact with their economic and social dimensions. In this degree, you'll gain knowledge in four key areas: soil science and hydrology; plant production; animal production; and agribusiness.

You'll graduate armed with the skills to embark on a huge range of careers from scientific research, managing production systems, through to agricultural policymaking and agribusiness.