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The future of Australian jobs? It might surprise you…

The farming industry is in line for a future jobs boom.

A report released by the National Centre for Vocational Education Research today suggests it is among the fields where vacancies are expected to grow, along with nursing and teaching as Baby Boomers retire.

David Jochinke, from the Victorian Farmers Federation, told 3AW Breakfast that farming has moved beyond the traditional image of “Old McDonald, chewing on straw in a tractor”.

“No longer is it just an occupation, it’s a serious business,” he said.

“We do need people with IT expertise, we do need people who have business specialty expertise.

“And we do need people with advance science technology behind them as well.”

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