Farming data instead of dirt

Farming data instead of dirt

Farmers and geeks don’t tend to move in the same circles, but they are the popular faces of two of the hottest industries for new careers. Independently and together, Dr Mitchell Welch of the University of New England (UNE) says, agriculture and the computer sciences are offering exceptional prospects for graduates. Agriculture, the essential business…

Transforming farm conservation

Transforming farm conservation

The Australian National University (ANU) has received a $2 million grant from The Ian Potter Foundation to find ways to improve environmental management of farmlands. Leading ecologist at ANU Professor David Lindenmayer AO, from the ANU Fenner School of Environment and Society, was instrumental in ANU winning the Environment and Conservation grant from The Ian…