- The Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance and FarmReady Hub have partnered to launch a comprehensive online accreditation program for jobseekers looking to enter the Australian agriculture sector and help address unprecedented labour market disruption. Read QFF’s media statement HERE.
- Queensland farmers are among the world’s best at growing food, fibre and amenity to the highest quality and ethical standards. With support from Queensland consumers, we can ensure a productive and sustainable agriculture sector for the future. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- It is clear that planning for agriculture is necessary to ensure the best agricultural land remains available for food, fibre, foliage production and Queensland farmers have a “right to farm”. More from QFF HERE.
- Agriculture is one of the most dangerous sectors to work in due to the combination of hazards. These include heavy plant and machinery, chemicals, noise, dust, sun and heat exposure, working with animals as well as the fact many in the industry work alone or in remote locations. Read more from QFF on farm safety HERE.
- As we reflect on the last year, Check out the most clicked ‘10 Things’ of 2020! Take a look back at 2020 and relive the agricultural moments that mattered most to you HERE.
- As we begin a new year, we’re celebrating the critical role farmers play in feeding, clothing and providing amenity for everyone! Check out the many and varied career opportunities the agriculture sector offers HERE. See you on farm!
- 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.
- 2020 has been a year of unparalleled disruption for the agriculture sector. As a result, for 2020–21, the total value of Queensland’s primary industry commodities is forecast to be $18.4 billion, 1 per cent less than for 2019–20 and 4 per cent less than the average for the past five years. Read the latest agriculture forecasts in Queensland AgTrends HERE.
- A range of seasonal agriculture jobs are up for the picking across Queensland, with working-holiday makers and Queenslanders seeking employment encouraged to work and explore their way around the state. Now’s the time to #pickqld HERE.
- The Australian Red Cross have put together Dry Times Talks, a short podcast and video series for everyone who’s lived through drought. You’ll get stories from all around rural Australia and expert advice to get through tough times. Listen to episode one HERE.
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