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New Director Appointed To Ag Colleges

New Director Appointed To Ag Colleges

The Australian Agriculture College Corporation – which last week was the subject of reports that it could lose up to $6.8 million this financial year – has a new Executive Director.

Landholders Urged To Have
A Say At Agforce Conference

The change in State Government and the subsequent review of key policy areas has made this year’s AgForce State Conference a key opportunity for landholders and primary producers to have their say on the future of the rural industry, organisers say.

Funding To Fast-Track Carbon Farming

Researchers and farming organisations can now access funds under a program designed to fast track development of carbon farming under the Federal Government’s Carbon Farming Initiative.

Survey Tests Attitudes To Flying Foxes

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry has begun surveying the community to measure attitudes to flying foxes.

Dates Set For Dog Baiting

Rural landholders have until Friday, September 7, to register to take part in the next round of the South Burnett Regional Council’s wild dog baiting program.

$6.8m Loss Puts Question
Mark Over Future Of Ag Colleges

$6.8m Loss Puts Question<br> Mark Over Future Of Ag Colleges

The State Government says it is committed to working with peak farm bodies, TAFE and the Education Department to ensure the delivery of effective training for students wanting to pursue careers in agriculture.

State Government ‘Streamlines’ Mine Approvals

The State Government last night passed legislation designed to streamline the approval process for mining projects and tell resource companies the State is “open for business”.

Wine Expert Picks South Burnett’s Best Drops

Wine Expert Picks South Burnett’s Best Drops

Australian wine expert Rob Geddes has nominated five South Burnett wines as being amongst Australia’s best in the 30th edition of his soon-to-be-released Australian Wine Vintages.

Teys Installs Unique Recycling Plant

Teys Installs Unique Recycling Plant

A plant currently currently being commissioned at Teys Brothers Murgon to remove salt from waste water could have implications for the burgeoning coal seam gas industry.

QRAA To Visit Blackbutt, Goomeri

Flood-affected primary producers, business owners and non-profit organisations in the South Burnett have been urged to book an appointment to meet with the Queensland Rural Adjustment Authority’s regional Client Liaison Officer to discuss the assistance available for their flood recovery efforts.

MP Urges Graziers To Watch For BJD

Queensland producers have been urged to check the disease status of bulls from interstate, with the bull-buying season about to get underway

Scientists Probe Hendra Link
To Horses Resting Under Trees

Queensland scientists are reviewing past cases of Hendra virus cases to better understand why some horses become infected and others don’t.

Cattlemen Bring Home Ekka Success

Cattlemen Bring Home Ekka Success

South Burnett competitors have cleaned up at the Brisbane Exhibition, especially in the hotly contested Prime Beef competition.

$12m Green Grants Program Unveiled

Community groups across the Nanango electorate have been invited to put in a bid to share in $12 million available through the State Government’s new “Everyone’s Environment” grants program.

Burnett Elected AgForce President

Burnett Elected AgForce President

Emerald grain and beef producer Ian Burnett has been elected president of rural lobby group AgForce.

MP Announces Job Cuts In Agriculture

MP Announces Job Cuts In Agriculture

About 200 “head office” jobs will be cut from the Department of Agriculture – and more jobs will be lost in regional areas – the State Government confirmed today.

AgForce Unveils $10,000 Bursary

AgForce Unveils $10,000 Bursary

One of Queensland’s most respected agricultural industry advocates has been remembered with the announcement of the Peter Kenny Bursary in Brisbane last night at the Queensland Red Meat Awards.

Making Hay In The Sunshine

Making Hay In The Sunshine

Farmers gathered at Ngaire and Ashley Louis’s lucerne property at Moffatdale for a field day

Agriculture Minister To Visit

Agriculture Minister To Visit

Local graziers, farmers and industry representatives will be given the opportunity to meet with State Agriculture Minister John McVeigh when he visits the South Burnett on Thursday.