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Technology on farm is rapidly developing and it is turning a new generation back on to agriculture.

After some tough years in agriculture due to a nation wide drought, attitudes to farming are changing rapidly. Young people left the land in droves over the last decade, but they are coming home now the seasons have turned. Many are studying agriculture and learning about a raft of new technology including drones, robots and digital mapping and the future of farming is looking very different.

Click here to listen to an interview by Mike Pritchard on NSW Country Hour with Michael Condon.

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Any business or Group Training Organisation that engages an Australian Apprentice on or after 5 October 2020 may be eligible for a subsidy of 50 per cent of wages paid to an apprentice between 5 October 2020 and 30 September 2021, to a maximum of $7,000 per quarter.

This assistance will support 100,000 new apprentices across Australia, and is in addition to the Supporting Apprentices and Trainees wage subsidy which is helping small and medium businesses to keep their apprentices and trainees in work and training.

Read more here.

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A new one-day workshop to give farmers accredited training on the use of drones on-farm. Delivered across NSW by Ben Watts in partnership with NSW Farmers.

The course aims to develop knowledge and skills in safe and efficient operation of drones in an agricultural context; Australian laws related to the use of Remote Pilot Aircraft's (RPA) for private use; and collecting and processing data for use in creating a crop planting map or precision fertiliser program.

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A promotional video for Tocal College featuring students from 2019. Find out more about becoming a student with Tocal College.

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