Grow Smart

Grow Smart

Recent research has established that there are a lot of skill shortages in the horticulture and other primary industries. At present, the horticulture industry is experiencing shortages of science graduates in the following areas:

  • On farm research
  • Consultancy positions
  • Positions in research organisations
  • Food processing and packing
  • Teaching and training

The GrowSmart Careers in Science Program has been developed to help overcome these shortages.  Its main aim is to encourage secondary school students to study science at a tertiary level and to follow a career path in the horticulture industry.

The Riverland Winegrape Growers Association is a major contributor to the GrowSmart project.

For further information, go to the GrowSmart website.