Jobs Queensland in collaboration with the Queensland Farmers’ Federation have developed a suite of free workforce planning resources for micro, small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the Queensland Agriculture Industry.
The resources have been designed to help Queensland agriculture SMEs:
Whatever resource you choose, you can follow the steps to begin your workforce journey.
Download the Digital Toolkit, Guide and Workbook now!
Additional Templates and Fact Sheets:
You should use these items in conjunction with your Workforce Planning Connect Toolkit.
The Queensland Government has introduced new drought assistance packages to help Queensland primary producers better manage future droughts through proactive measures, including tailored training, grants and loans. The new drought preparedness measures will be open to all primary producers without needing a drought declaration.
Farmers will need a Farm Business Resilience Plan or similar to apply for the Queensland Government’s drought assistance grants and loans. A rebate of 50 per cent to a maximum of $2,500 will be available to primary producers for the professional cost of developing a Farm Business Resilience Plan for their property. Producers can also contact their industry representative to discuss complimentary participation in their program.
You can find out more about The Farm Resilience program and the Drought Assistance Program here
This e-kit is designed as a simple guide to provide direction about questions to ask, issues to be aware of, and where to find further information, education and obtain initial advice. It has been written by rural women for rural women.
The aim is to provide guidance to help rural women take the next step in securing their financial future, particularly where they may have had difficulty prioritising their own financial security in the past. At times it is like walking a tightrope or – in our case – a barb wired fence! Women bring their many strengths and add enormous value to their families and agribusinesses.
Rural women have shared many reasons for the challenges in building their financial resilience and security. These include:
It is hoped that this e-kit will help empower women to have a strong voice in their agri-businesses and provide practical, useful and relevant tips, resources and support
This project was a collaborative effort between the Queensland Farmers’ Federation and the Queensland Government, funded by the Department of Justice and Attorney-General’s Investing in Queensland Women program.