Our history

QFF exists to represent the collective interests of our members to secure a strong, sustainable and profitable future for farmers and the agriculture sector in Queensland.

Our story so far

QFF was formally established in 1992 to provide a united voice for the Queensland agriculture sector and to effectively advocate for sector-wide issues with a unity of purpose.

The establishment of QFF saw the unification of:

  • the Council of Agriculture (1922 – 1992), which was made up of 18 former statutory agriculture bodies,
  • the Queensland Producers’ Federation (1969 – 1989), which was a broad coalition of agricultural commodity groups, and
  • in 2008, the Queensland Irrigators’ Council (1999-2008).

QFF has since grown its membership to 20 peak state and national agriculture industry organisations, and the state’s irrigation groups. Collectively through its membership, QFF represents more than 13,000 primary producers across Queensland.

Today, QFF is recognised as an influential and respected bi-partisan leader in sectoral policy development and advocacy with a strong history of driving change to improve the operating environment for Queensland farmers.