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Students learn how technology is transforming agriculture

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Sustainable Industries

More than 190 students from nine Western Australian secondary schools attended this year's Muresk Institute's Drone versus Dog trials. The Drone versus Dog trials were established in 2017 at Muresk Institute, Western Australia's skills hub of modern agriculture, to expose secondary school students to the rapidly advancing agriculture industry and the career opportunities it provides. View 2017 Trials

Ensuring WA is best placed to take advantage of industry resurgence, the State Government is investing in contemporary training and skills development for the agricultural sector through education and training programs such as Drone versus Dog at Muresk. The event teaches students how modern technology such as drones and robots or 'agbots' are applied in the industry, and showcases the sector to students who might not otherwise think about a career in agriculture. The program also allows Muresk to demonstrate clear pathways to employment through the educational courses at Muresk, including Curtin University's Associate Degree in Agribusiness.

This year, Archie Le Grice from John Curtin College of the Arts won a drone for his school, beating the other student pilots with a time of 17.42 seconds.