Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
farmerdisastersupport.org is a website aimed at directing farmers to the assistance they need. Both financial and mental health stresses can affect people during or after events such as drought, flood cyclones etc. This website pull together the organisations, Government Departments and industry bodies that can help during these times.
If your region is not declared, sign up to our newsletter and we can keep you updated. If your region is not declared this does not rule you out of financial assurance – Contact your industry body, QFF, QRAA or DAF to discuss further options.
On the home page there is a search section. Simply input your postcode and select your industry for results that will be generated specific to your area and industry.
If you are in a declared zone you can apply straight away. If your zone isn’t declared please contact your industry body, QFF, QRAA or DAF to discuss further options.
The Queensland Farmers’ Federation is the united voice of intensive agriculture in Queensland. It is a federation that represents the interests of 16 of Queensland’s peak rural industry organisations, which in turn collectively represent more than 13,000 primary producers across Queensland.
QFF have developed farmerdisastersupport.org.au with funding from the Department of Communities Child Safety and Disability Services to assist farmers in navigating support networks available to them during times of disaster and drought. The aim of the website is to connect farmers and producers with assistance in a direct and accessible manor.
Dept of Agriculture and Fisheries
By Craig Welden SE Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium
Do you need to know (and keep up to date with) the latest in fire and land management, fire, soils and climate change, fire & risk, fire science and fire management techniques? Then discover Bushfire 2016 for yourself! Set to be the premier Bushfire Event of 2016, this national conference will be held on 28th to 30 September 2016.
Hosted and coordinated by the South East Queensland Fire and Biodiversity Consortium (SEQ Fire and Biodiversity Consortium), Bushfire 2016 will be an engaging, informative and inspiring conference squarely aimed at connecting fire scientists, ecologists and students with onground fire operators, public land managers, land managers (e.g. natural resources, weed/pest, biodiversity), utility operators, planners and other fire and environmental professionals.
SEQFBC Manager Dr Samantha Lloyd said that “with a focus on applied fire ecology, fire management research, Traditional Owner fire projects and collaborative fire programs, we aim to showcase successful partnerships that translate science into practice for beneficial onground fire management and environmental outcomes, whilst supporting land owners, land managers and scientists.”
“Bushfire 2016 is a chance to engage and network with Australia’s best fire scientists and onground managers – an opportunity to learn something new and build invaluable partnerships.”
Bushfire 2016 offers two days of concurrent sessions set in the beautiful grounds of the University of Queensland, with a catered poster session on the Wednesday evening, an informal dinner on the Thursday night and field trips to beautiful North Stradbroke Island and the Sunshine Coast on the Friday. We encourage you to join our mailing list to ensure you receive updates and alerts (visit: www.fireandbiodiversity.org.au).
We look forward to seeing you there!
Conference details: HERE
Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) with funding from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) are delivering a series of workshops through central Queensland on Climate Risk and the seasonal outlook. QFF and DAF have partnered with the Bureau of Meteorology (BOM) to bring together experts to discuss the regional climate drivers, the BOMs seasonal outlook tools and improve farmers understanding of weather and seasonal forecasting.
Monday, 8 August 2016 from 11:00 AM to 3:30 PM (AEST)
Tuesday, 9 August 2016 at 9:00 AM – Wednesday, 10 August 2016 at 1:30 PM (AEST)
Wednesday, 10 August 2016 from 9:00 AM to 1:30 PM (AEST)
QFF horticulture industry member Growcom is hosting an on-farm workshop in Biloela.
Cyclones and severe weather events over recent years have taken a toll on many farms’ core assets – soil health and fertility, sheds and irrigation systems… not to mention the bank balance!
This on-farm workshop is an opportunity to meet speakers with experience in repairing damaged soils and expertise in rebuilding a stronger, smarter farm business – ensuring your finances and essential infrastructure are primed to cope with whatever nature throws at you next. All primary producers are welcome to take part.
1pm: Lunch, a chance to network with the speakers and other growers.
1:30pm – 5:30pm
Practical farm financial strategies – optimising cash flow and financial reserves Sally Ottaway and John Lacey, Rural Financial Counselling Service
‘Storm ready’ farms – shed and farm buildings, wind breaks, tree cropping strategies Ian and David Groves, Groves Grown Tropical Fruit
Irrigation systems – saving through pump and irrigation efficiency plus tips for severe weather Kathleen Heuvel, Land & Water Field Officer, Growcom
Re-building flood damaged soils and assessing soil health and nutrient profiles David Hall, Agricultural Consultant