OVER 20 poultry science students attended PoultryGrad 2019 for two days during July in Toowoomba, Queensland.
PoultryGrad provides students with the opportunity to meet people from industry and students from other universities. The event enables them to think about and discuss their future careers, build peer networks and discuss how their research can benefit the poultry industry.
On the first day, which was hosted by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, six speakers from a variety of different backgrounds including research, government and industry talked to the students about their current job role, career path and experiences.
The students had the opportunity to discuss their research and get career advice from all our speakers. They said they found this day “inspirational” and “very useful to develop connections and explore career opportunities”. Following this, each student participated in a variety of activities designed to get them thinking about their own pathway and to build relationships with their peers.
On the second day, half the group visited a chicken hatchery and half visited a chicken breeder farm.
Each group became completely immersed in what it is like to work and manage these farms.
The students were very engaged, asking the farm managers lots of questions.
Many of the students who attend PoultryGrad have never been on a farm and have had little or no direct contact with the poultry industry.
Hence, many of the students were amazed by how much technology is involved in the poultry industry and how passionate the farmers are.
The students stated the experience was “phenomenal” and “a wonderful event for young poultry researchers”.
Poultry Hub Australia is excited to watch and aid these students in establishing successful careers in the poultry industry.
We would like to thank all those involved in making PoultryGrad 2019 a huge success.
Ideas Exchange 2019
It’s that time of year again when researchers and industry get together for a great time of networking, reconnecting, learning and developing ideas.
In the past, Ideas Exchange has been a great avenue for industry personnel and researchers to come together and develop relationships and collaborations that benefit the poultry industry.
This year’s meeting will focus on building capacity in our industry as well as highlighting some of the fantastic research funded by PHA.
We will also include demonstrations of some of our recent innovations such as Vicky the virtual chicken.
Ideas Exchange 2019 will be held on September 10 and 11 in Sydney at the Mercure Sydney Hotel.
The meeting includes talks, discussions and invaluable networking opportunities over two days and a conference dinner.
The conference is free for members of Poultry Hub Australia.
A limited number of scholarships are available for farmers and researchers who are part of the Australian poultry industry to attend the conference.
For any more information, visit poultryhub.org/ideas-exchange-conference-2019