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24 Oct 2022

Planting the seeds for a strong agricultural workforce

With Queensland agriculture producing one third of Australia’s food and contributing approximately $23.54 billion to the nation’s gross value of production (GVP), the sector is calling on young...
30 Sep 2022

The regions to play a critical role in the clean energy industrial revolution

Ambitious renewable energy targets of 70% by 2032 and 80% by 2035, major supergrid infrastructure, a commitment to keeping a high level of public ownership across Queensland’s energy system, and a...
11 Jul 2022

Reef Champion Award Nominations Extended

Nominations for the 2022 Reef Champion Awards have been extended until 5 pm Friday, 19 August 2022. The extension gives outstanding land managers, extension officers, organisations and members of the...
7 Jul 2022

Announcing five-year Agworkforce Strategy for Queensland Agriculture

The total value of Queensland’s primary industries is $23.54 billion, with $18.4 billion in gross value of production (GVP). This is a vital contribution to the Queensland economy. Future growth...
22 Jun 2022

Continued investment in water security vital to the future of Queensland farming

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and its members have welcomed the Queensland Government’s ongoing commitment to prioritising water security for the state, with $510 million announced for...
16 Jun 2022

Round 1 Queensland Agritourism Grant recipients announced

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) are pleased to announce that 9 primary producers from around the state have been successful in...
13 Jun 2022

Rising energy prices add to cost pressures for farmers

The release of the Queensland Competition Authority (QCA) final determination on 2022-23 regulated retail electricity prices for Queensland has raised concern for farmers and regional communities and...
6 Jun 2022

2022 Reef Champion Awards now open

Nominations are now open for the 2022 Reef Champions Awards, celebrating the outstanding individuals and organisations working to improve the quality of water entering the iconic Great Barrier...
27 May 2022

QFF supports farm businesswomen to ‘walk the wire’ of financial security

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has partnered with the Queensland Government through the Investing in Queensland Women grant program to develop an easy-to-use toolkit to support the...
20 May 2022

2021 AGRICULTURAL EXTENSION OFFICERS GRADUATE

Eleven agricultural extension officers were congratulated at a ceremony in Cairns last night, celebrating the completion of the 2021 Agriculture Extension Work Placement Program. Farmers...
18 May 2022

Workforce Planning Tools to Assist Farming Enterprises Plan for the Future

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) has partnered with Jobs Queensland to help small to medium enterprises plan for the future and grow their capability in workforce planning to position their...
4 Apr 2022

New summit to address Queensland agriculture workforce challenges

Queensland Farmers’ Federation today announced the Queensland Agworkforce Summit to be held virtually from Wednesday 3 – Friday 5 August 2022. The Summit aims to bring together Queensland...