- The RJSA 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 a new series detailing the workforce development and training available at various farming operations across Queensland, the RJSA spoke to Rugby Farms about the job opportunities they offer and the career development they provide for their staff. Read more HERE.
- A team from Griffith University have been working with the RJSA on research looking at rural and farm businesswomen’s role and the contribution they make in agricultural and rural businesses in order to identify the training and development needs to enable these women to develop their leadership potential. More information HERE.
- A recent study examined the long-term education and labour market outcomes of vocational education and training (VET) programs delivered to secondary school students. The approach involved tracking students to determine who did and did not participate in upper-secondary school VET for up to seven years after school. We’ve summarised the report for you HERE.
- Thanks to the Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program, 26-year-old environmental science graduate Mika Rowston has been driving a four-wheeler around flooded cane paddocks to collect water samples in North Queensland. Read about his experiences HERE.
- It’s impossible to miss the sugarcane on the way to Sarina – endless rows spread from the highway to the ranges. For agricultural extension trainee Jefferson Allan, it’s a now familiar scene owing to the Agricultural Extension Work Placement Program. Read about his work with the program 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.
- Toowoomba-based Year 9 student, Michelle Springolo, is one of 26 Australian students to be selected as a finalist in the 2020 BHP Foundation Science and Engineering Awards after succeeding in the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries‘ annual Hermitage Schools Plant Science Competition. Details HERE.
- 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.
- Are you a farmer or adviser looking to improve your understanding of digital innovation in the agriculture sector? Join the RJSA and TAFE Queensland for a two-day Digital Innovation Workshop in Bowen in April to learn more about agtech solutions that could increase efficiency and productivity. Register HERE, or if you need convincing, check out this VIDEO.
QFF Project Manager Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance
07 3837 4726