Opportunities in agriculture are endless, says 17-year-old Emerald Agricultural College Student Charlie Head.
Currently studying a one-year Rural Industries Practice course, Charlie has always had his hopes set on a career in the field.
“My family’s always been involved in agriculture, and so I grew up around it and decided that it was basically the thing that I liked doing, so it’s what I went with,” he said.
Charlie moved the massive 22 hours to Emerald from his family’s sheep and wheat property near Crystal Brooke, South Australia, after finishing Year 11 last year.
“I felt there were more opportunities here, and I know a few people from home who talked about it a bit, so I came up here for a bit of different scenery.”
Along with many of his friends heading into the sector, Charlie considers agriculture a fantastic career for young people to consider.
“From what I’ve looked into and from what you can do with a college background, the jobs are endless”
The massive change in conditions from South Australia to Queensland makes for many differences in practices to get used to, but Charlie expresses his enjoyment for the diversity.
He says despite the huge adjustment, he plans on remaining in the sunshine state for the time being.
“I was hoping to stay up in Queensland and work my way up through stations and hopefully end up managing stations around Australia for different companies,” he said.
“I really enjoy it. I learned heaps this year, which is good. I don’t regret it at all.”