Charles Sturt University
Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation

Inspiring students to consider agricultural science career

From mapping cuts of meat on a cow to checking out rice in the laboratory, high school students will get some hands-on experience at the Graham Centre for Agricultural Innovation this month.

More than 200 high school students from across the Riverina will visit the Centre over two days in June for the annual Agricultural Science Enrichment Day.

Graham Centre Industry Partnerships and Communications Manager Ms Toni Nugent said, "Our aim is to give high school students an insight into the work done by professional agricultural and animal scicentists."

"The students will take part in practical hands-on activities and we hope to inspire them to consider a career in primary industries and science.

"The Graham Centre is focused on research to increase the productivity, profitability  and sustainability of the grains and red meat industries throughout the value chain.

"We want to encourage young people in our rural communities to be interested in this research and this is a great way of showcasing what we do and how they can become involved in the future," Ms Nugent said.

Activities include live animal assesssment, rice grain quality, the health benefits of rice and pasture species assessment.