FREE FIRST AID TRAINING FOR CANE FARMERS

FREE FIRST AID TRAINING FOR CANE FARMERS

Mindi Lennon, Industry Recovery Officer, has arranged a free first aid course under the Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements. All Burdekin canefarmers are invited to attend. First Aid certificate includes the following modules.

• HLTAID001 – Provide CPR
• HLTAID002 – Provide Basic Emergency Life Support
• HLTAID003 – Provide First Aid

Further details are outlined in the following flyer. Should you have any questions or require further information please contact Mindi direct on 4790 3603.

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

Les Elphinstone
Manager / Company Secretary

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KCGO MEMBERS GROWER WORKSHOPS – REEF PROTECTION REGULATIONS

KCGO MEMBERS GROWER WORKSHOPS – REEF PROTECTION REGULATIONS

KCGO will be holding a number of small grower workshops to update members on reef protection regulations that came into effect as of 1st December 2019.

Where: KCGO board room, 140 Young Street Ayr

When: Tuesday 21st January – 10.00am & 2.00pm
Thursday 23rd January – 10.00am & 2.00pm

Numbers: Limited to a maximum of 12 per session

Please contact this office to register your interest in attending as well as day/time preferences.

Workshops will cover:

• Details of changes to current regulated sugarcane growers in the Burdekin – what’s new, what’s not
• Timeframes that growers need to be aware of
• Agricultural Environmentally Relevant Activity (ERA) “standard conditions” applicable to the Burdekin
• Farmacist – RP161 Whole Farm Nutrient Planning in 2020

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

Les Elphinstone
Manager / Company Secretary
Kalamia Cane Growers Organisation Ltd
Kalagro Ltd
140 Young Street Ayr Qld 4807
PO Box 597 Ayr Qld 4807
Tel: 07 4783 1312
Mob: 0447 128 312
Email: [email protected]

QLD GOVERNMENT LAND RESTORATION FUND – FIRST ROUND FUNDING OPENS 28TH JANUARY 2020

QLD GOVERNMENT LAND RESTORATION FUND – FIRST ROUND FUNDING OPENS 28TH JANUARY 2020

The Queensland Government’s $500 million Land Restoration Fund (the Fund) aims to expand carbon farming in the state by supporting land-sector projects that deliver additional environmental, social and economic co-benefits.

The Fund will empower farmers, land managers and landholders with the support needed to generate additional, regular and diverse income streams and protect their business in tough times, through carbon farming projects.

A robust carbon farming industry in Queensland will create regional jobs and contribute to reducing Queensland’s carbon emissions, as well as providing valuable co-benefits like healthier waterways, more habitat for threatened species, and more resilient landscapes.

Applications for the first round of funding will open on 28 January 2020.

Opportunities for Queensland landholders, land managers and farmers
Queensland is well placed to be Australia’s major source of premium land sector carbon credits over the next two decades. Our large and complex environment gives us an advantage in the use of new carbon farming methods that also deliver environmental, social and economic benefits.
Regenerative farming, including carbon farming, offers landholders, land managers and farmers, a tangible way to create a better future for themselves and their families.
Through the Land Restoration Fund, participants can benefit from:
• diversified income
• increased land value
• greater productivity (increased income)
• increased employment (jobs)
• stronger, more resilient communities
• opportunities for collective effort.
Online tools can help potential applicants learn about the benefits from native forest regrowth and make informed decisions about participating in the Fund.
The LOOC-C (pronounced look-see) web tool, produced by CSIRO, is a landscape options and opportunities for carbon abatement calculator. It can assist land managers to decide which methods will be most suitable for their property. It allows land managers to quickly assess options on the land for certain projects offered under the Emissions Reduction Fund (ERF). Implementing the ERF methods identified by LOOC-C estimates increases in the amount of carbon contained in trees or soil in response to identified management activities.
Who can apply to the Land Restoration Fund?
Any Queensland land manager, who has the legal right to do so, can lodge an application either themselves or via an authorised agent. read more

Australia’s First Ever Regenerative Cane Farming Forum

AUSTRALIA’S FIRST EVER REGENERATIVE CANE FARMING FORUM
CAIRNS 23RD-24TH MARCH 2020 – NOVOTEL CAIRNS OASIS RESORT

There are lots of new innovations happening in cane farming. Join growers in Cairns for this practical, hands on 2 day forum. Learn from farmers who are successfully changing their farming system and from the extension specialists supporting them. Visit farms and see cover crops, controlled traffic, permanent beds, soil health, compost and new machinery in action. Identify the key steps to take on your place to make improvements. Learn how soil heath can transform your business and why it is as important to your business as good nutrient management.

Any members interested in attending, more information is available by clicking here.

To register your attendance at forum please click here.

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

KCGO Members Notice – Reminder

KCGO Members Notice – Reminder

The KCGO Office is closed from 4.30pm

Friday, 20th December 2019

& Re-open

Monday, 6th January 2020

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KALAGRO PRE-ORDERS OVER CHRISTMAS PERIOD

Kalagro customers – Fuel Pre-orders are required to be placed at the KCGO office

by Friday, 20th December for the following Delivery Dates over the Christmas period office closure.

Monday, 23rd December

Friday, 27th December

Monday, 30th December

Friday, 3rd January

Monday, 6th January

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KCGO Directors, Les, Jacki, Narelle & Annmaree would like to wish our valued members a 

Very Merry Christmas A Happy & Safe New Year!!