Contemporary Issues in Rural Australia is published by The Centre for the Study of Agribusiness (CSA) at Marcus Oldham College. The purpose of the occasional papers series is to inform and encourage discussion on the broad range of issues facing rural and regional Australia. The CSA invites authors to contribute papers on topics and issues relevant to regional and rural Australia. If you would like to submit a paper please contact the firstname.lastname@example.org.
These publications provide a platform for Marcus Oldham to express an opinion publically on current issues centred on topics such as education, rural politics, rural challenges and to develop deeper and more general understanding about issues facing rural Australia.
Agriculture Careers - February 2015 (551 KB)
Technology in Agriculture - August 2014 (1550 KB)
Rise of the Agri-preneur – June 2014 (3698 KB)
Ag Action Needed - July 2013 (378 KB)
Unis Leaving the Land - January 2011 (852 KB)
Put Youth In The Picture - January 2011 (1202 KB)
In this section, there is a platform for exploring and developing entrepreneurial ideas in rural commodities. Journal articles are produced by staff, students and collaborators to promote research activity and publication across a range of industry journals.
Shiitake Town & Country - September 2016 (2086 KB)
The New Entrepreneur - July 2016 (1258 KB)
Rise of the Agrientrepreneur - May 2016 (1306 KB)
Adaptive Management - June 2012 (688 KB)
Education Aids Farm Business - July 2002 (2540 KB)
Future Farmers Need The Edge - July 2001 (2539 KB)
The Rural Entrepreneur Case Studies are published by the Centre for the Study of Agribusiness (CSA) at Marcus Oldham College. The purpose of these case studies is to provide a brief exploration of the issues faced by successful rural entrepreneurs when they were establishing their businesses. They have been written to provide information and inspiration for budding rural entrepreneurs.
CSRA gratefully acknowledges the entrepreneurs in these case studies for the generous donation of their time, their experience and their insights.
Tahbilk Wines (834 KB)
Summer Snow Juice (766 KB)
Boundary Bend Olives (458 KB)
Riordan Group (324 KB)
Think Fencing (723 KB)
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