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Our Industry,

Our Story

Early in Our Story

“From the 1840s to the 1950s, the Australian economy was said to be ‘riding on the sheep's back'. Agriculture, especially wool, helped establish a thriving economy in Australia, with a substantial workforce, service industries and large ports. However from 1901 the reliance on wool exports declined and the variety of different agricultural exports increased.”

The land itself

“Farmers are environmental stewards, owning, managing and caring for 61 percent of Australia’s land mass. Farmers are at the frontline of delivering environmental outcomes on behalf of the Australian community, with 94% of farmers actively undertaking natural resource management. ”

active farms across all of Australia

of those farms have been handed down from previous generations

of Australia is used for agriculture

tonnes of agricultural produce is made each year

Working in agriculture

“The farm dependent economy - the agricultural sector plus the farm-output sector and farm input sector - employs 1.6 million people, or 17.2 percent of the labour force. Each Australian farmer produces enough food to feed 600 people, 150 at home and 450 overseas. Australian farmers produce almost 93 percent of Australia’s daily domestic food supply.”

farm jobs in Australia

increase in food production needed by 2050

  • Agriculture is a knowledge intensive sector, with a strong demand for skilled professionals. Estimates indicate a potential demand for 6000 tertiary qualified graduates per year in the sector.
  • The science of farming is global, with a demand for researchers improving yield always in demand
  • Generational farming provides a springboard into a rich career
  • 8000 apprenticeships are currently being completed on Australian farms

Agriculture adds


billion a year

to our GDP

With strong imports of our agriculture in the following countries;

19.7% (8.2 Billion)
10.3% (4.3 Billion)
9.5% (3.9 Billion)

“Agriculture is not crop production as popular belief holds – it's the production of food and fiber from the world's land and waters. Without agriculture it is not possible to have a city, stock market, banks, university, church or army. Agriculture is the foundation of civilization and any stable economy.”

Allan Savory President and co-founder of The Savory Institute

The future of agriculture drives humanity's future

By 2025 we will pass 8 billion people on the planet, they all need a reliable food source.
Job Market
Agriculture will employ thousands to handle the increase in food demands.
Australian produce is increasingly required to feed emerging economies.

So we call on you, if you are an employer wishing to modernise your farm, or someone wishing to be an employee on one of the farms across Australia

Join us in taking Australian Agriculture into the future

Our Industry,

Our Story