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The study of growing, maintaining and harvesting non-intensively managed crops and pastures, and breeding, grazing and managing animals. It includes the study of farming and producing unprocessed plant and animal products. The main purpose of this narrow field of education is to develop an understanding of livestock reproduction, the production of primary plant and animal products, and the theory and practice of farming. It also involves developing an ability to utilise current agricultural technology, techniques and practices.

Course skills

Agriculture develops skills in:

  • analysing current and future market conditions to determine which crops are grown and/or livestock raised
  • identifying environmental factors affecting flock and herd health and productivity.

Source: Australian Bureau of Statistics