Promoting horticulture to high school students

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The Costa Berry team in Tasmania recently hosted a group of Burnie High School students, who visited the East Devonport strawberry farm, the Distribution Centre and the Wesley Vale raspberry farm.

Burnie High School teacher, Steph Prendergast, said the group had a great visit.

“Thank you so much for the Berry Amazing AGventure at Costa!! My Grade 8 – Introduction to Agriculture class had a great time,” she said.

In Coffs Harbour, representatives from the Corindi berry farm attended the Coffs Coast Career Connections event, with around 1200 Year 10 students attending to find out about career opportunities.

Sean Espinola, Variety Improvement Technician with the Variety Improvement Team, highlighted the high demand for qualified horticulturists in Australia, and the diverese range of opportunities available.

Costa supports scholarships for students interested in careers in agriculture and horticulture at the University of Tasmania, University of New England and University of Queensland. Anyone interested in finding out more can contact: