Aimee Tyson

Name: Aimee Tyson

Age: 23

Location: Goomalling, WA

Course(s) Studied: Diploma of Agronomy

“Ruralbiz Training has been a big part of helping me to further my career in agriculture as the things you learn in the books are put into practice in the paddock.” Aimee Tyson from Goomalling WA, has been with RuralBiz Training since 2020 and understands how rewarding her studies have been in helping kickstart her career as an agronomist. “The courses with Ruralbiz can take you anywhere, I’m still at an early stage in my career so who knows what the next few years may hold and where I could end up, but that’s the beauty of working in ag, it can take you anywhere.”


Aimee grew up on a 6,000-acre mixed farming enterprise and new from “day dot that I wanted nothing else but to be involved in agriculture”. Since she could walk, Aimee has been hanging off her pops back through the sheep yards and is still doing that to this day whenever she got the chance. Aimee originally started her high school studies at an all-girls school in Perth and quickly realized it wasn’t for the best. For her final 2 final years of schooling, she attended Cunderdin Agricultural College - “it just boosted my passion for agriculture and opened so many opportunities for me that I would never have imagined, it pushed me to want to be involved in agronomy as well as stock work.” 


Aimee is now 4 years out of school and into her 3rd year of working for Central Ag in Goomalling as a trainee agronomist and sales officer. “I landed this role on chance after a seeding gig and my current boss needed a part time worker which I was happy to fill in while I was working on being a trainee stockie.” To gain more knowledge, Aimee and her employer looked around and found the Ruralbiz courses. “They were a perfect fit, so mid 2020 I started studying the Diploma of Agronomy and now I have 2 units left until I’ve finished my Diploma. I’ve loved every minute of this course so far and would recommend it to anyone keen to start somewhere. It’s broadened my knowledge greatly with so many things that I have applied to my practical work. I’ve had the opportunity to work alongside some of the best stockies in our region and you don’t often see me miss a local ram sale. I usually make sure I’m there to keep up to date with what’s going on in the studs and keep me in the loop!”


Aimee has also become the Rural Ambassador for the Toodyay Agricultural Society. “This has been a great opportunity so far and am keen to be able to do this again next year and compete with other young people who are passionate about agriculture and our rural lives.”


Ultimately, Aimee believes that Ruralbiz Training has been a big part of helping her to further her career in agriculture. “It’s very rewarding to know that what I have been learning is paying off and is benefiting my agronomy career.”


“For anyone unsure of how to start a career in agriculture or wanting to broaden their knowledge, I couldn’t recommend Ruralbiz enough!”