- While self-employed family farming remains the dominant mode of work in agriculture, this practice can unfortunately expose women to financial insecurity due to a lack of economic and legal support structures. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- QFF Workforce Policy Advisor Diana Saunders recently spoke to ABC Rural for the Queensland Country Hour about QFF’s discussion paper identifying financial insecurity as a significant issue for farm businesswomen. Skip to 8.32 to listen HERE.
- The QFF-led Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance has partnered with UQ Skills to deliver two ‘for women, by women’ editions of the Farm Business Management Skill Set program in April and June to provide the skills to manage farm business. Register HERE.
- North Queensland farmers and agricultural service providers are encouraged to attend free industry support network webinars facilitated by QFF, the Australian Red Cross, and the Australian and Queensland Governments on Thursday, 18 March and Tuesday, 23 March. Details HERE.
- Join Food Innovation Australia Limited and QFF for a virtual event focussing on export market insights and opportunities within the Australian food and agribusiness sector and abroad on Monday 29th March at 10am. For more information and to register, click HERE.
- QFF has partnered with Bunnings which gives you the opportunity to join PowerPass! A free commercial account designed to make life easier for trade and commercial customers giving you access to exclusive QFF pricing, along with other benefits. Farmers belonging to any of QFF’s 21 industry members can sign up for free HERE.
- If there’s going to be any silver lining from the disruption caused by COVID-19 in agriculture industries, and horticulture in particular, it’s going to be in making changes that improve the long term productivity of our workforce and the predictability of labour supply. Read more from Growcom HERE.
- The dry weather on the Darling Downs is having an impact on cotton farmers, but the level of that depends on exactly where the farm is, with Mother Nature blessing some with rain, while often their neighbours miss out. Read more from QFF industry member Cotton Australia HERE.
- Queensland livestock farmers are reminded to register with the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries as a biosecurity entity. If you’re already registered – make sure you’ve renewed and that your details are up to date. Register, renew or get more info HERE.
- Landowners in 25 Queensland local government areas will receive new land valuations in March 2021, involving approximately 261,000 properties and representing approximately 59 per cent of the total land area of Queensland. Find out if you’ll receive a new land valuations HERE.
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