- Following the Queensland Government’s decision to close the Queensland Agricultural Training Colleges, they must listen to industry and regional communities to better build investment in modern training methods to service the future needs of a growing agribusiness sector. QFF’s QCL column HERE.
- Are you a primary producer or small business owner recovering from the bushfires in Rockhampton, Mackay and Gladstone regional council areas? Financial assistance is available. For more information check out the Farmer Disaster Supportwebsite HERE.
- When it comes to extreme weather events in Queensland, it’s not a matter of if but when. So QFF partner, Telstra has put together some handy information to help you stay connected when a natural disaster does strike. More information 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.
- QFF industry member CANEGROWERS has welcomed the Federal Government’s announcement that, following a review, it will extend the Sugar Code for another four years and provide a vital safety net for growers. More information HERE and read QFF’s submission HERE.
- Stuck for ideas for the Christmas stocking? Why not support QFF industry member Cotton Australia and their farmers by purchasing locally grown cotton products from their partner brands! Find a list of brands HERE and put some Australian cotton under the tree this Christmas.
- An amendment to the Western Downs Regional Council planning scheme could see prime agricultural land rezoned for high impact industrial use. Check out the QCL article HERE and read QFF’s submission HERE.
- There has been a rise in the number of young Australians and women working in agriculture. The proportion of under 35-year-olds has risen over the past five years to 24 per cent in 2016. Of those young people, 30 per cent are women which is up two per cent from 2011. Details HERE.
- Grants of up to $100,000 are available for producers in the Queensland Murray Darling Basin to help set up new high value horticulture enterprises. Applications close 22 February 2019. More information HERE.
- Go west, stay a night and spend a dollar to help support disaster-affected farmers and rural communities during 2019 The Year of Outback Tourism. Take the adventure of a lifetime and discover everything outback Queensland has to offer HERE.
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