MP praises rise in students' agricultural interests

POSITIVE SIGNS: Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett is glad to see students showing an interest in agriculture.
POSITIVE SIGNS: Member for Burnett Stephen Bennett is glad to see students showing an interest in agriculture. Mike Knott

MEMBER for Burnett Stephen Bennett has hailed the rise in students studying agriculture and environmental courses as "a great sign for Queensland's future".

Queensland Tertiary Admission Centre showed fields with a higher increase in applicant popularity included information technology, engineering and agriculture and environment - with 812 'first preferences' for agriculture and environment alone.

"Agriculture is one of the four pillars of the Queensland economy and this is a really positive sign for the future of the industry in Queensland," Mr Bennett said.

Topics:  agriculture, rural weekly



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