- In Queensland, we continue to see the permanent loss of the best farm land in the state to manufacturing, industrial uses, urban sprawl, services, utilities, and increasingly, mining. Read QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- QFF industry member Cotton Australia says the industry is not to blame for the recent fish deaths in the Barwon-Darling River system at Menindee and is tired of being a “whipping boy” for problems associated with the drought. Read their statement HERE.
- To support the arrival of nbn in Jandowae, Chinchilla, Miles and Millmerran, QFF partner Telstra will be dropping by and setting up their Experience Van this week to answer everyone’s nbn questions in person. Find out where you can find the Experience Van HERE.
- Applications are now open for three positions in the team overseeing the transition of the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges. The team will work with local stakeholders to reinvigorate vocational education, training and skilling in the state’s central west. Apply before this Friday, 18 January 2019. More HERE.
- Queensland’s agriculture industry has largely maintained its production value despite a fifth year of significant drought. The Queensland AgTrends 2018–19 report revealed production over the last year was in line with the five-year average. Read more HERE.
- Apprentices, trainees, VET students, teachers and trainers, employers, training providers and community-based organisations are encouraged to nominate for the 2019 Queensland Training Awards. Nominations close on Sunday, 17 March 2019. Details HERE.
- The Office of the Great Barrier Reef has launched a survey for agricultural extension officers to better understand the benefits and challenges of landholders’ changing their farming practices and improve the way agricultural practice projects are designed and delivered. Complete the survey HERE.
- How’s your plant life balance? Get your green life right in the new year by checking out the Plant Life Balance blog for plant care, styling tips, where you can find local green hideaways and accredited nurseries so you can make your own.
- According to the Bureau of Meteorology‘s annual climate statement, 2018 was Australia’s third-warmest year on record, with the annual national mean temperature 1.14 °C above average. Total rainfall for the year was 11 per cent below average. Read more HERE.
- The Chamber of Commerce & Industry Queensland want your valuable feedback on the issues that are impacting your business today, and will influence your future decision-making. Complete the Suncorp CCIQ Pulse Survey by tomorrow to go into the draw to win an Apple iPad.
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