THERE has been a surge in students enrolling in agricultural degrees and the government is looking to capitalise on the renewed interest with additional rural scholarships.
This year has seen a 20 per cent increase in enrolments for degrees in agriculture, horticulture, forestry and fishing.
Western Australia saw the largest increase of students with 63.7pc, followed by Queensland (33.3pc), South Australia (25pc), Victoria (16.4pc), Tasmania (12.8pc) and NSW (9pc).
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said more than halving the cost of agricultural courses, there had been a 121pc increase of students in Queensland, a 60pc rise in Victoria and 50pc in Tasmania.
“The statistics speak for themselves, there is a great enthusiasm from the next…