SRA LOWER BURDEKIN IRRIGATION EXTENSION ACTION PLAN DISCUSSION PAPER

SRA LOWER BURDEKIN IRRIGATION EXTENSION ACTION PLAN DISCUSSION PAPER

Members are invited to provide commentary into SRA’s irrigation plan in an effort to assist growers improve irrigation efficiency/reduce power costs in our region. This is your opportunity to have input as well as provide your thoughts into the development of the plan given irrigation plays a critical role in all growers farming operations having a large impact on productivity and viability.
Please feel free to contact SRA’s Gavan Lamb direct or alternatively provide your comments to this office for collation and will onforward on members behalf.
Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

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CHEMICAL SAFETY TRAINING COURSE UPDATE

Due to the current situation with COVID19 the following Chemical Safety Training Course has been delayed.  Any growers interested in participating in this course in the future are asked to please contact 1800626681 to lodge their expression of interest.

RE: CHEMICAL SAFETY TRAINING COURSE (FORMERLY CHEMICAL ACCREDITATION)
TRAINER SERVICES PTY LTD, RTO No 40867
on behalf of and in partnership with
COUNTRYCO TRAINING PTY LTD (Geoff Paton)

• Pre-course training questions MUST be completed by Initial participants PRIOR to the course.
• Initial (1 day) & Update (1/2 day) courses are conducted concurrently.
• Venue & Times to be confirmed after close of bookings – 6th Apr
• Course locations are flexible and determined by bookings
Competency Units: AHCCHM307 Prepare and apply chemicals to control pest, weeds and diseases
AHCCHM304 Transport and store chemicals
Successful Initial & Update Training participants will be issued with a Statement of Attainment and Accreditation Card
Accreditation is valid for 5 years.
Training provided by Geoff Paton, from Countryco Training Pty Ltd
Required for most QA Programs including Freshcare, Graincare, FeedSafe, Feedlot Accreditation, & Reef Protection Regulations in the Wet Tropics, Burdekin & Mackay/Whitsunday catchment areas.
BEST COURSE GUARANTEED: at the end of the day if you are not happy with the course speak to the trainer and you will receive a full refund.
CLIENT FEEDBACK: Clear, simple & helpful language used throughout. Excellent explanation of all aspects of chemical use, handling & storage. Very practical & useful help & teaching that I will be able to build upon immediately. Being able to ask lots of questions & then get good answers was very helpful. Mark W.

FOWARD FARMING PROGRAM

FORWARD FARMING PROGRAM

Qld Farmers Federation is running a free “Forward Farming Program” at TAFE Qld Townsville (Pimlico) campus during Mach/April with 5 positions still available for anyone that may be interested.

QFF is looking for farm owners, farm workers and farm managers to be part of a targeted program.

The “Forward Farming Program”, addresses the foundational needs of farm leaders, to successfully build the skills and knowledge to plan and manage a sustainable farm business, overcoming risk and advancing farm operations with the latest use of farm technologies and performance management. The program is free and includes intensive training and mentoring.

WHAT WILL FARMING FORWARD GIVE YOU?
• An actionable plan for your farm
• One on One mentoring with an accredited business mentor
• Supportive farming networks
• Heaps of supporting learning and farming resources
• A look at the future of farming

The program will be delivered in four days over two weekends.

For any members interested additional information is attached as well as details on how to register.

Les Elphinstone
Manager KCGO

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Carbon Farming and Land Restoration Fund Workshops

CARBON FARMING AND LAND RESTORATION FUND WORKSHOPS

Interested in learning more as to how growers can restore the future of their land through the Qld Government’s Land Restoration Fund and at the same time provide an additional income stream?

The Queensland Government has partnered with the Queensland Farmers Federation to deliver a series of workshops across the state to help landholders apply for the Qld Government’s Land Restoration Fund. Free workshop is being held in Ayr.

When: Wednesday 4th March 2020
Time: 9.00am – 3.00pm AEST
Where: Burdekin Theatre, 161 Queen Street Ayr

To register your interest in attending please click here

Les Elphinstone
Manager / Company Secretary