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Projects undertaken by QFF seek to benefit and support Queenslands farmers across all industries.
Rural Jobs & Skills Alliance
The Energy Savers program aims to help farmers reduce energy costs by supporting the accelerated adoption of improvements in on-farm energy use.
What is it?
Over 130 audits of on-farm systems are being conducted to identify suitable energy efficiency and renewable energy opportunities. Energy Savers is funded by the State Government and delivered by Ergon Energy & QFF.
The objective of the Energy Savers program is to assist farmers reduce energy costs by supporting the accelerated adoption of improvements in on-farm energy use.
The Reef Alliance is a partnership that recognises and works with land managers to protect and maintain the intrinsic values of the Great Barrier Reef.
What is it?
The Reef Alliance is a partnership of rural industry, NRM bodies and WWF- Australia that provides a mechanism for stakeholders to lead and coordinate an adaptive program of land use practice change within the Great Barrier Reef catchments.
The Reef Alliance provides an engagement platform to ensure government policy, strategy and program delivery aligned to Reef 2050 and by doing so helps deliver an increase the total investment for the GBR catchment, industries and community.
QFF is a leader is natural disaster recovery and resilience projects, working on state and national project to assist farms reduce the impacts of and recovery from natural disaster events.
What is it?
Our natural disaster projects help land holder’s recovery from natural disasters, manage risks on farm and improve their resilience planning. By working with our industry members, governments and directly with farmers QFF is making a real difference within Queensland across Australia.
Assist farm businesses in returning to full operational capacity post natural disaster with technical advice, financial advice and emotional support services. By working with landholders, government and key stakeholders QFF aims to improve the resilience of the agricultural sectors to natural disaster events.
This Rural Jobs & Skills Alliance (RJSA) of industry members and government provides leadership and advice to government, service providers and other organisations on employment, skills, industry training and workforce planning issues on behalf of Queensland’s agriculture industries.
What is it?
The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA) developed from industries need to engage more with the education and training sectors and the new Queensland government’s commitment to creating and supporting jobs across Queensland.
RJSA provides strategic advice, recommendations and feedback on: agriculture workforce supply & demand, training packages relevant to Queensland, performance of strategies, programs to attract and retain skilled workers in the sector.
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Energy Savers Case Studies
Helping farmers reduce energy costs by supporting the accelerated adoption of improvements in on-farm energy
Ingham Cane Farm
Ingham Cane Farm
The audit recommended replacing high pressure travelling guns with a low pressure boom irrigator and installing a variable speed drive to maintain 65psi at the booms. The project is expected to save 20% energy and has a payback period of 3 years.
The audit presented 2 options to improve the efficiency of an 18kW pump: upgrading to a high efficiency model, or adding an VSD, both of which would save nearly $4,000 per year and pay back within around 2 years.
The audit identified several energy efficiency opportunities including regular checks for leaks in the irrigation and compressed air systems and a lighting upgrade. The audit recommended a 10kW Solar PV system to complement energy efficiency practices already in place, to further cut power required from the grid by 35% to save over $4,000 per year with a payback of less than 5 years.
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