An industry-first national accreditation scheme for agricultural professionals will be launched later this month at the Brave New World – Ag to 2030 conference in Sydney.
Ag Institute Australia, the peak industry body for agricultural and natural resource management professionals, is setting a course towards accreditation and greater professionalism to future-proof the organisation.
“When you are on a good thing – look for change.” That’s the underlying philosophy that has driven the career of Victorian agricultural educator, agronomist and researcher, Robert Norton, who is set to retire at the end of the year.
The body representing agricultural and natural resource management professionals, Ag Institute Australia (AIA), has revealed further details of the first step towards a national accreditation scheme for industry professionals.
The Australasian winners of the 2017 Syngenta Growth Awards were announced at a gala dinner in Sydney last night, acknowledging their outstanding efforts to pursue a more sustainable future for agriculture.
With crop monitoring and analysis increasingly being outsourced to the latest automated sensing technologies, will there still be a role for agronomists and farm advisers in the digital age of the future?
Papua New Guinea subsistence farmers have shown that, at the very basic level, farmers can make decisions that increase their profitability with whatever tools they might have available.
The Ag Institute Australia (AIA) has called for a national accreditation scheme for professionals working in the agricultural sector.
The changing role of farm advisers in an era where demand is not only for cropping advice, but environmental stewardship and supply chain needs, emphasises the importance of agronomists keeping up with the times and continuing their professional development.
Increased competition, industry consolidation and the rising adoption of technology could spell the end to the traditional way the agronomic consulting industry goes about its business.