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UNE Bachelor of Rural Science

October 10, 2019


(cow mooing) – [Narrator] Providing food and fiber for a growing population in a testing climatic environment is a major challenge
for global agriculture. Dynamic-motivated and innovated people are needed to solve this challenge. The bachelor of rural science of the University of New England has a long and proud history producing graduates with these skills. Rural science centers around the vision that agricultural prosperity rests on the fertility of soils and on the result and productivity of its pastures, livestock, and crops. This premier four year degree combines elements of
agronomy and soil science, precision agriculture, physiology, biology, biochemistry, genetics, meat science, animal
nutrition, animal husbandry, and agricultural economics. To teach students how all
these elements interact to create a productive and sustainable agricultural ecosystem, key to graduates achieving this, are the extensive facilities available for research and teaching at UNE. An example of this is the award-winning Kirby SMART Farm. A 2,900 hectic property just minutes (inaudible) campus. It showcases the latest ag tech and improving agricultural productivity and environmental sustainability. Also just down the road
lies Laura Dell Station, UNE’s heart for cutting
edge poultry research. And just a little further
is UNE’s Tullimba Station, a world class feedlot research facility. As well as having access to
these working properties, rural science students at UNE benefit from state of
the art animal house, glass house, and teaching laboratories that are located on the main campus. The broad scope of topics
covered in rural science means that graduates are recognized for their ability to
implement original solutions to the wide range of agricultural issues. This is meant that rural science graduates have very healthy career opportunities in a wide range of roles
within agriculture. Career opportunities include all aspects of agricultural research through to agricultural service roles. For example, agronomy, animal
health, and agribusiness. Armadale is the perfect place for which to study rural science. UNE is nestled amongst one of Australia’s most productive food and
fiber production regions. Within three hours from UNE campus, students can see over
90% of the food varieties produced in this country. Many of the country’s leading agricultural companies have bases in Armadale. And the region is widely acknowledged for it’s cutting edge approach to ag. So whether you choose to study on campus or via online learning, the bachelor of rural science at UNE is a great way to achieve your goals for a career in agriculture. (instrumental music)

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