Agriculture a career for everyone: Primary school resources

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The agricultural services industry

Lesson overview

Students will identify the network of people and activities involved in the agribusiness industry.

Australian Curriculum: Humanities and Social Sciences

Economics and Business

  • Year 6 - The reasons businesses exist and the different ways they provide goods and services (ACHEK011)


Tuning In

Australian Agriculture - The greatest story never told

A video on the farming industry, its size and supply chain. Published by the Australian Year of the Farmer 2012 (Accessed 30 August 2015).

Whole class introduction

Australian farmers are supported by a large, innovative agricultural services industry.  There are employment opportunities at every stage of the agricultural supply chain which, when including the food and fibre industries, employs over 1.6 million Australians. This is set to get bigger.

With the increasing world population and global demand for Australian products, farmers will need to grow more food and fibre, and will continue to provide lots of jobs and business opportunities to many different people in our community.


Nikki Poulish