- Queensland farmers are encouraged to take advantage of an opportunity to recycle their used oil after waste management company J. Richards & Sons added a new location for free oil collections. QFF media statement HERE.
- When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of if but when. With fires, a heatwave, an ex-tropical cyclone and a protracted drought all last week, farmers can never be too prepared. QFF QCL column HERE.
- Are you passionate about agriculture and making a difference for the Great Barrier Reef? This is your opportunity to be mentored by experts to gain skills and support farmers to improve their land management practices. Apply now HERE.
- Financial assistance and support services are now available for residents, primary producers and small businesses affected by bushfires in central Queensland. For more information check out the Farmer Disaster Support website HERE.
- The latest Reef Alliance ‘Reliable 5’ is now available! Stay up-to-date with the latest reef news and events including the 2018 Reef Champion Awards winners, the Reef Credits Scheme and a coral IVF project HERE.
- The Federal Government has released its national response to the independent review of the Intergovernmental Agreement on Biosecurity. The response represents a commitment by all governments to build a stronger national biosecurity system. Details HERE.
- New grants of up to $1 million are on offer for bright sparks with innovative ideas to improve and protect Queensland’s soil, vegetation or waterways and the Great Barrier Reef. Applications and close 12 February 2019, submit your ideas HERE.
- The Queensland Government will invest $2.2 million in Rural Support Training Programs for farmers and communities affected by drought. The Programs will assist farmers and communities with skills and training to increase business opportunities. More HERE.
- Join the Queensland Agriculture Workforce Network in Gatton on Thursday for a free, one-day Workplace Essentials workshop. The workshop will focus on workplace relations, understanding Labour Hire Licensing laws and improving workplace safety. Register HERE.
- When identifying fire ants, look for a 2-6mm, coppery brown ant with a darker abdomen and no obvious entry or exit holes in the nest. If you see any suspect ants or nests, please take a photograph and submit via Biosecurity Queensland’s online report form HERE or call 13 25 23.
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