- The Queensland agriculture sector needs a coordinated education and training support from TAFE and other training providers to ensure an appropriately qualified workforce that can meet industry needs in the coming months. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- The QFF Energy Savers team is holding a short webinar series to improve farmers’ knowledge and understanding of their energy usage and how to reduce their electricity bills. The first webinar regarding hydrogen will be held on 21 March from 2-3pm and feature Dr Neil Thompson. Register now 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 Darwalla Group and working in agriculture during COVID-19. Check it out HERE.
- The sale of rural property is unique. There are a number of key provisions that are required which are not contemplated by the REIQ standard contracts of sale that must be addressed before a contract is signed. Read more from QFF corporate partner Holding Redlich HERE.
- Following the release of their Resource Industry and Landholder Handbooks, the Land Access Ombudsman Queensland is hosting a free webinar on 26 May from 12-1pm to update landholders on the support available during land access disputes, common causes of conflict and tips for a smooth process. Register HERE.
- During the dry season, now is the time to consider undertaking replanting and on-farm infrastructure works. Eligible farmers affected by the North Queensland flooding in early 2019 can apply for a Restocking, Replanting and On-farm Infrastructure co-contribution grant through QRIDA of up to $400,000. Details HERE.
- Do you or your business move soil, quarry products, turf, mulch, hay, potted plants or animal manure? Be aware, the Biosecurity Regulation 2016 is changing from 27 May 2020 to beef up the fight against fire ants. To find out what the changes mean for you and your business, click HERE.
- Partial scholarships of $1,000 to $5,000 are currently available for women working in the ag sector to help support their participation in Women and Leadership‘s range of career building leadership development programs. Applications have been extended to 19 June. Details HERE.
- Grants of $1,000 to $4,000 are currently available through Inland Rail’s Community Sponsorship and Donations Program. Applications for this round close on Friday, 31 July 2020. More information about eligible events and register HERE.
- The Workplace Health and Safety Queensland Farm Safety Calendar Colouring Competition for 2020 is now open. 12 $250 vouchers are up for grabs to primary students whose illustrations help spread the farm safety message. The competition closes on 26 June 2020. Enter now HERE.
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