- Numerous studies have demonstrated a correlation between diversity in leadership and better economic performance, therefore more women with merit and experience in leadership positions can only strengthen our sector and Queensland into the future. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column written by CEO Dr Georgina Davis HERE.
- The latest Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance e-newsletter is now available! Read about the latest news and events including workforce development and training at Rugby Farm and a recent study examining Vocational Education and Training student outcomes. Check it out HERE.
- It’s impossible to miss the sugarcane on the way to Sarina – endless rows spread from the highway to the ranges. For agricultural extension trainee Jefferson Allan, it’s a now familiar scene thanks to the Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program. Read about his experiences HERE.
- No topic was off limit as QFF industry member Cotton Australia opened its doors and welcomed a broad range of community stakeholders to its Cotton Open House engagement event in Sydney last week. Read more about the event HERE.
- “As the Australian horticulture industry has watched infection control measures overseas and had time to digest the likely impacts of the coronavirus here, it appears we could be in for a challenging time.” Read more from QFF industry member Growcom HERE.
- Information about fall armyworm detections in Queensland, crop and pasture impacts, current geographic spread, identification tips, industry fact sheets and management advice is now available on a dedicated Department of Agriculture and Fisheries webpage HERE.
- The Department of State Development, Manufacturing, Infrastructure and Planning is seeking feedback about your experiences and interactions with Queensland’s planning system and the State Assessment and Referral Agency. Complete this SURVEY to help identify any further improvements.
- Bundaberg water supply scheme customers are invited to host a kitchen table conversation with the Sunwater team for information about the scheme and the future of Paradise Dam. Contact them to arrange a time on 3120 0270 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Scholarships of $2,000 to $5,000 are currently available for women working in the agriculture sector to help support their participation in Woman and Leadership Australia’s range of career building leadership development programs. Expressions of Interest close 15 May. Details HERE.
- The Australian Farm Instituteis holding Farm Biodiversity Scheme webinars to reward farmers for managing biodiversity on farm. More information and register to HERE.
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