- QFF is calling on all Queenslanders to do their bit for biosecurity in the wake of recent detections of fall armyworm and red imported fire ants which threaten the state’s agriculture sector. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
- QFF has raised serious concerns about the Queensland Government’s commitment to adequately protecting the state’s limited prime agricultural land following the recent release of the North Queensland Regional Plan. Read QFF’s media statement HERE and listen to QFF CEO Dr Georgina Davis speak to the Queensland Country Hour HERE.
- The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance has highlighted the need to ensure that industry-relevant training is provided through the much-anticipated new arrangements and the Alliance is keen to provide future support to RAPAD as they take over the Longreach QATC facilities. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- In the lead up to the Queensland election, QFF has joined with other farming, natural resource management, conservation and Aboriginal organisations to call on the Queensland Government to increase assistance to farmers, pastoralists and other landholders who undertake practical conservation on their land. More HERE.
- QFF has partnered with the Queensland Government to deliver workshops in Mareeba, Ayr, Bundaberg, Gatton and Mackay to help landholders apply for the Queensland Government’s Land Restoration Fund. For more information and to register, click HERE.
- QFF has partnered with the Energy Efficiency Council to launch the Best Agricultural Energy Efficiency Project Award at this year’s National Energy Efficiency Awards to celebrate the innovation taking place on Australian farms. Get your nominations in HERE.
- Four Queensland women with a common passion for agriculture will be vying for the coveted top spot in this year’s AgriFutures Rural Women’s Award. Congratulations to Queensland finalists: Kerrie Sagnol, Samantha Meurant, Elisha Parker and Kay Tommerup! More information HERE.
- Food Innovation Australia Limited‘s Black Summer Innovation Fund will provide businesses affected by events of national natural catastrophe or global diseases outbreak with up to $25,000 agribusinesses to think differently about their challenges, using innovation to supercharge their business. Details HERE.
- Are you a forward-thinking producer with a business idea, either technology, a new product, or to connect with consumers? Farmers2Founder‘s Ideas program provides funding and coaching to support producers in pursuing their business idea. For more information or to apply, click HERE.
- QFF industry member Australian Cane Farmers Association‘s Next Gen Case IH Step UP! Conference is back in 2020 and will be held over two days, 24-25th March 2020 in Bundaberg and will address topics such as precision farming, agricultural engineering and technology, innovation, research and development. Register now HERE.
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