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…

Australia's 2017 dairy best

Australia's 2017 dairy best

Listen up dairy lovers! The esteemed Australian Grand Dairy Awards has announced its 2017 Champions, revealing the nation’s 20 finest dairy products out of a record 470 entries. The ultimate prize, the 2017 Grand Champion Dairy Product, was scooped up by Queensland based gelataria, Milani House of Gelato, for its smooth and creamy Dark Chocolate…

Cooking up entertaining curriculum

Cooking up entertaining curriculum

Queensland celebrity chef Ben Milbourne has served up a fusion of science, education and gastronomy with Food Lab. The University of Queensland graduate unveiled a novel international television concept that closely aligns with high school science curricula. UQ has been an active partner in the production of the series, with Vice-Chancellor Professor Peter Høj pledging…