CQU’s new Agricultural degree launched

Our priority project, Fitzroy Agricultural Precinct as part of “Growing Central Qld” (including the development of Eden Bann and Rookwood Weirs on the Fitzroy River to develop our agricultural industry), has seen a significant development recently with the CQUniversity, in partnership with Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges (QTAC), unveiling Australia’s most practical Agricultural degree, along with State Minister for Agriculture Bill Byrne MP.

On Friday, 24 July, CQUniversity Vice-Chancellor Professor Scott Bowman signed a Memorandum of Understanding with QTAC in Rockhampton with the partnership and the new degree being great news for Central Queensland and the state.

The new Bachelor of Agriculture, which is already taking enrolments for 2016, grows CQUniversity’s ability for practical, hands-on experience across education and research and expands the university’s commitment to vocational training for primary producers, now and into the future.

“With our history in the heart of Australia’s beef capital, CQUniversity is proud of our growing reputation as a leader in agriculture-related education, and industry-based research,” Professor Bowman said.

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