The education and training of both existing primary producers (and associated service providers) and new entrants to the industry is critical to the success of our industries.
PPSA also acknowledges the importance of attracting and retaining talented people in the agriculture, horticulture and viticulture sectors.
To date, PPSA has been involved in two key initiatives in this area:
- Meeting with some of the many different stakeholders involved in scholarships and promotion of careers in the agriculture, horticulture and viticulture sectors – with a key meeting hosted by the Show Society – aiming for better co-ordination in this area.
- Running a pilot project to train 60 primary producers in the new national Farm Business Management skill set. This project has been funded by the Minister for Employment, Higher Education and Skills (through the Department of State Development) and the Minister for Agriculture, Food and Fisheries (through PIRSA).