Rockhampton Girls Grammar School is seeing a rise in the number of young women who want to work in the agriculture and equestrian industries.

Story By Ken Eastwood

The number of girls at Rockhampton Girls Grammar School studying agriculture has doubled in the past year. And the majority of those who are studying ag for their final year are intending to do it for a career.

“I’ve got, graduating this year, 14 girls in the ag program and at least eight of them are looking at ag degrees or employment straight into the industry,” agriculture teacher Ku Lacey says. “That’s a pretty good hit rate.”

This story excerpt is from Issue #104

Outback Magazine: Dec/Jan 2016