Think students know about agriculture? Think again

A UK farming newspaper has launched #ThisIsAgriculture – a campaign aimed at highlighting the agricultural industry as a career destination of choice.

Supported by 19 businesses from across the industry, weekly farming title Farmers Guardian is launching an interactive, digital magazine, which is being sent to secondary school teachers and career services advisers to share with their students as part of the campaign.

The digital magazine will coincide with the 2020 National Careers Week (NCW) and will push the theme that the industry is progressing at an “incredible rate” and, contrary to the belief that agriculture is low skilled and offers low pay, salaries can be very attractive.

For example, the average starting salary for an agriculture engineer is £24k, software researcher £25k, and environmental researcher can expect to enter at a similar level.

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