- Queensland farmers interested in sowing the seeds of opportunity and growing the state’s agritourism sector through world-class farm stays and exciting new farm experiences are encouraged to attend free industry webinars on the 20th and 21st of April run by QFF and Airbnb. For more information and to register, click HERE.
- QFF research found the most common reason why recent school leavers do not engage with agricultural work is because of location, with more than half of the respondents citing a belief that they live too far away from agricultural employers. Read this week’s QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
- The latest QFF Energy Savers e-newsletter is now available! Stay up-to-date with the latest news including new electricity tariffs, how to reduce carbon emission on your farm and financing options to implement energy efficiency and renewables. Read the e-newsletter HERE.
- CANEGROWERS members in Queensland’s southern sugarcane region have embraced Smartcane BMP as a way to prove they are farming sustainably next to Moreton Bay. In Episode 8 of the CANEGROWERS Virtual Bus Tour, visit the Gold Coast and Greg Zipf who supplies cane to the Rocky Point sugar mill, mulch to home gardeners and also grows soya beans. Watch HERE.
- QFF industry member Growcom has unveiled a new look Infopest – the premier agvet chemical database for Australia’s agricultural and veterinary industries. The new look Infopest boasts improved functionality, a clean, modern look and a suite of new features. Check it out HERE.
- Geoscience Australia, in collaboration with state government agencies, will be carrying out a series of airborne electromagnetic surveys within Queensland during 2021 to gather new information about potential groundwater, mineral and energy resources. For more information, click HERE.
- The Australian Institute of Management is offering Regional Australian and Women in Leadership scholarships to support the professional development of Australia’s regional leaders and managers, and current and emerging female leaders. Details HERE.
- The federal government is delivering improvements to the way environmental risks from chemicals are managed in Australia, with the passing of the Industrial Chemicals Environmental Management (Register) Bill 2020 in Parliament recently. Details HERE.
- After recent weather events, several QRIDA and Queensland Reconstruction Authority grants and rebates are available for farmers to help them grow, get back on track, develop or adapt their business. More info HERE and HERE respectively.
- Join the University of Southern Queensland for a free half day workshop on the use of drones for smart farming and agriculture purposes at the Queensland College of Wine in Stanthorpe on 22 April from 3.30-6.30pm. Register HERE.
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