Students to flood agriculture expo

NEXT Wednesday more than 300 students are expected to file through the gates of Junee High School to learn more about agriculture.

The AgVision expo commences at 9am and local industry professionals will donate their time to the event.

Junee AgnVet manager Lisa Oliver is among the industry

professionals who will donate their time and expertise to

provide advice on careers in agriculture.

“I think it’s fantastic the school has recognised that

something like this is beneficial,” Mrs Oliver said.

“The repercussions will affect the entire community.”

The expo is designed to attract more young people into the field of agriculture through practical examples of industry stands.

“There’s so much more to it (agriculture), it isn’t just the family farm anymore,” Mrs Oliver said.

Many agricultural businesses have several facets, including the spreading and fencing contracting business Mrs Oliver owns with her husband, Andrew, who will also donate his time for AgVision.

“There’s so many different aspects to agriculture, you don’t have to be out in the paddock any more to be in the industry,” Mrs Oliver said.

The Olivers are two of more than 60 presenters at the AgVision expo, which has attracted interest from as far away as Griffith, Albury and Sydney.

“It’s a really good way to put us (Junee) on the map, getting back to what we used to and what we do best.”

The AgVision expo begins at 9am on Wednesday August 8 and runs to 2pm, with the Junee and district community invited to attend.