EDUCATION providers worked on developing a new way of teaching and learning about agriculture at a educators workshop on Tuesday.
La Trobe University, Bendigo TAFE and Bendigo Senior Secondary College partnered to pioneer the Bendigo Tertiary Education Partnership pilot program.
The event focused on ways educators can help regional school, TAFE and university students learn the skills the agriculture industry needs.
Primary Industries manager at the Kangan Institute Nicole Broe said the event was vital in moving the industry forward.
"We are here to encourage students to stay in the region and study agriculture," she said.
"Agriculture is such a changing industry.
"For every one graduate there are seven jobs so you must adapt."
Held at Catholic College Bendigo's schools trade training centre, the event saw representatives from Victorian Farmer's Federation, Rabobank, Murray Dairy, National Centre for Dairy Edcation and numerous schools from the region discuss the future of the industry.
The program, funded by Regional Participation Facilitation Fund, was designed to broaden aspirations of students in central and Northern Victoria to consider tertiary study in the Bendigo region, eliminating the need to move away to study.