- 3 November 2015
Expressions of interest are being sought from school leavers on the Monaro who are looking for a long term career in Agriculture.
The Monaro Farming Systems (MFS) traineeships were initiated in 2012 to address the growing concern of attracting young local youth to choose a career in the agricultural industry, as well as the increasing age of the average farmer.
The trainee is “shared” across a group of 8-9 host farmers and spends the year learning, not only the practical side of farming like fencing, stock handling, worm control, machinery use, pasture improvement, cropping and budgeting, but also the diversity of farming practices across the Monaro and the various motivations and business success strategies.
The traineeship also includes a formal qualification in a relevant course (both practical and theoretical).
MFS believes by investing in this initiative, it will provide an invaluable gap year between School and Work, Ag College or University as well as promoting the profile of agriculture as an attractive, prosperous and long-term career option for young people.
RDA Southern Inland is proud to be associated with the Monaro Farming Systems traineeships.