QFF and its industry members are operating a practical program to support farmers to help one another make wise business decisions after a natural disaster.
The project aims to equip farmers with skills and resources to help them carry the burden and walk alongside fellow farmers during the recovery process.
Two free online workshops were held in March 2021 to provide more information. These online workshops aimed to create an industry support network for farmers and equip them with the skills and resources they need to recover and remain resilient following a natural disaster and mentor fellow farmers facing their own challenges.

The workshops looked at:

  • Stress and impacts on farming families and the people supporting them
  • Wellbeing and the signs of Burnout
  • Making wise decisions during stressful times
  • How to support each other – developing an Industry Support Network

Use the form to express your interest in the concept of joining an Industry Support Network. QFF will contact you with further details. There is no obligation and your privacy is assured until you agree to join the Network.

 

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10 Feb

Farmers encouraged to attend industry support network workshops

Queensland farmers and agricultural service providers are encouraged to attend free industry…

Queensland farmers and agricultural service providers are encouraged to attend free industry support network workshops in Ayr, Bowen, Townsville and Ingham this month.

Facilitated by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF), the Australian Red Cross, and the Australian and Queensland Governments, the workshops are a foundation of an industry support network and aim to equip participants with the skills and resources they need to help carry the burden and mentor fellow farmers during recovery from a disaster.

QFF CEO Dr Georgina Davis said natural disasters were part and parcel of farming in Queensland, with farmers’ resilience tested by droughts, floods, cyclones, bushfires and everything in between.

“Farmers and rural communities are no strangers to these significant and continuing challenges, and no one knows and understands the burden of recovering and rebuilding better than a fellow farmer,” Dr Davis said.

“QFF is calling on interested farmers who are knowledgeable about farm practices and business processes, to take on a supporter role to galvanise those who have experienced loss or disruption as a result of a disaster and who need a helping hand as they recover.”

“The upcoming workshops will provide interested farmer supporters with the resources and valuable skills they need to help their fellow farmers during difficult times based on the Australian Red Cross’ highly regarded, ‘Supporting the Supporters’ program.”

“These workshops are for anyone who supports their communities formally or informally. Red Cross understands that community support is most effective when led by those best placed; community members, services and organisations,” Queensland Drought Coordinator, Emergency Services David Brown said.

To register your attendance or to find out more, visit www.qff.org.au/events.

Event details

Ayr Tuesday, 23 February 2021 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm Burdekin Theatre, 161 Queen Street, Ayr QLD 4807

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