10 things to know from QFF

  1. Coinciding with Electricity Safety Week last week, QFF has partnered with Ergon Energy Network and Energex to offer farmers belonging to any of QFF’s 20 industry members a 50 per cent co-contribution to install up to 10 rotamarkers on their properties. For more information about the rebate and eligibility criteria, click HERE.
  2. Powerlines on agricultural land pose significant risk. Coinciding with Electricity Safety Week last week, QFF noted the importance of raising awareness of the dangers above and considering mitigation methods. Read QFF’s Queensland Country Life column HERE.
  3. Calling all Scenic Rim small and medium agribusinesses! Join QFF and Jobs Queensland at Boonah on Tuesday, 14 September for an Agriculture Workforce Plan industry consultation session. Register now HERE. Agribusinesses and farmers are encouraged to complete an online survey about workforce planning. Have your say HERE.
  4. Rural workplaces are being urged to take advantage of free electrical safety and awareness training from TAFE Queensland providing foundation skills in how to work safely with electrical equipment in rural workplaces. More information HERE.
  5. The latest research from government and non-government water use studies has confirmed that over 25 years cotton growers have almost halved the water needed to grow one bale of cotton. Read more from QFF industry member Cotton Australia HERE.
  6. The second round of the Queensland Government's $5,000 Business Basics Regional Grants program is now open. The grants are designed to help regional businesses increase their core capabilities and ability to adopt current best practice. For more information and to apply, click HERE.
  7. To enable boarding school families to reunite while there are border restrictions, a class exemption allows boarding school students to enter and leave Queensland during this upcoming school holidays. More information HERE.
  8. Are you using the Department of Agriculture and FisheriesFarm Check-In app to manage biosecurity risks on your property? New signage templates with QR codes have been developed for agricultural property owners to attach to the farm gate. Details HERE.
  9. The Queensland Government is consulting on a Draft State Infrastructure Strategy that presents a clear vision of the state government’s infrastructure requirements over the next two decades. Have your say about the infrastructure priorities and reforms the strategy identifies to drive the bright future we all want to see HERE.
  10. Join Nuffield Australia for their free Virtual National Conference on 12-13 October, 2021 which will bring the world of agricultural innovation and leadership to your home, office, or tractor cab. Download the conference program and register your interest HERE.
  • September 13, 2021
Sam Houston
 

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