Addressing the challenges of a changing climate
A career in agriculture means you'll be on the forefront addressing sustainability and making a difference to protect the environment, animals and food production.
Apply the latest technology
New and evolving technologies are needed to help Australian farmers in combating more extreme weather conditions and ensure the future viability of crops and animal health.
A global food supply
Australian farmers can feed 80 million people, securing the sustainability and competitiveness of that food supply is a key driver of Australia's economy.
Create healthy ecosystems
Improving soil health, biodiversity and land management means we can ameliorate environmental and agricultural lifecycle impacts, such as reducing greenhouse gas emissions and water use.
Australian agricultural industry at a glance
Industry prodution goal
Across the supply chain
Employed in Australian agriculture
Employed in food and beverage sector
Australian food is produced locally
Have a secure food supply
Source: Delivering Ag2030 (May 2021), Department of Agriculture, Water and the Environment
Where can agriculture take you?
Our graduates find work across the value chain of agriculture and its supporting industries and agencies, in Australia and around the world. They work in roles that involve: Best-practice sustainability, Water management improvement, Responsible fertiliser use, On-farm advising, Food and fibre production increase, Disease-resistant crop development, Animal welfare, Biosecurity, Post-farm processing and marketing, Agribusiness management and agricultural finance, Government and industry policy.
Agriculture isn’t just about being a farmer. It’s a career path that more young adults should consider because there are a diverse range of opportunities; there is a job for everyone. My passion is for the dairy industry, and studying at Melbourne has given me a world-class education to kickstart my career.Sarah Fusinato, Bachelor of Agriculture, Customer Experience Lead - Agricultural Solutions at BASF
Agriculture is a great degree and opens up so many doors, including the Doctor of Veterinary Medicine. There are so many opportunities and jobs I had no idea about before I started. The hands-on aspects of agriculture make what I’ve learned very applicable to real-life situations.Hollie Pogorzelski, Bachelor of Agriculture, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine student, Class of 2022
In agriculture, like other industries, we have to become more efficient with everything we do. The only way to do that is through science and observation to find the best practice. I think it’s a very exciting field to be in right now.Michael Halverson, Bachelor of Agriculture, Project Officer at Agriculture Victoria, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Studying Agriculture at Melbourne gave me the technical and practical knowledge that made me an industry-ready graduate, giving me a great start to my career.Caroline Purcell, Bachelor of Agriculture, Territory Manager (Stockfeed) at Rivalea Australia
Ready to secure your future?
This is your opportunity to use science, technology and business to tackle critical sustainability issues and build a career with lasting impact.Discover the Bachelor of Agriculture
Research made possible by Melbourne
Your studies will be be guided by the latest in agricultural research and technologies