Our Food and Fibre Story

Our Food and Fibre Story


Agriculture is more than farming the land.
It’s the journey from paddock to plate including the table it sits on whether here or overseas.
It’s about what we eat, what we drink, what we wear, what our homes are made of and all
the people that help make that possible. It’s a story about our whole food and fibre
industry. That means grains, horticulture, dairy, meat, seafood (both wild and farmed,)
timber, animal fibres (like wool, skins and hides) and prepared foods such as cereals,
confectionary and condiments….And let’s not forget our much loved Victorian wine.
It’s a great time to consider a career in food and fibre. The United Nation’s Food and
Agriculture Organisation predicts that 70 per cent more food will be required to meet
the demands of a global population by 2050. Victoria will be a big player in meeting that
demand. The Victorian government has set a target to double our food and fibre production
by the year 2030. It takes a lot of people to produce and harvest
food and fibre products – as well as develop the product, take it to market and keep the
entire process profitable. They might live on a farm or regional town; work in a city
or from their smart phone under a tree. To make it all happen industry needs people
like grain traders, agronomists, foresters, farm managers, crop sprayers or even precision
Ag specialists! It includes careers in IT, science, business management, marketing, specialist
trades and more. And it could include you. Learn more by going to www.dpi.vic.gov.au/grow.


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