Hot topics on agenda for next Ag Network meeting
STRATEGIES, challenges, and opportunities will all be discussed at the upcoming North Burnett Ag Network meeting.
Scheduled for Wednesday, October 16 at the Eidsvold Town Hall, the quarterly catch-up organised by the Burnett Inland Economic Development Organisation will discuss drought and stock route management for the area.
BIEDO CEO Kristy Frahm has been co-ordinating the event for more than a year now, and says the meeting gives all sectors an opportunity to come together.
"It's not only a chance to meet up, but to discuss some of the issues, challenges, but also opportunities available,” Ms Frahm said.
Supported by the Australian Government's National Landcare Program, Burnett Mary Regional Group, and the North Burnett Regional Council, the event gives those attending an opportunity to discuss problems and provide feedback.
"Drought and stock route management is quite topical at the moment, particularly in the wake of the North Burnett being officially drought declared on September 1,” Ms Frahm said.
"To cover this we have representatives from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and Department of Natural Resources, Mines and Energy giving presentations.
"Some topics include calculating the supplements needed for livestock, as well as some management regulations relating to stock routes, and much more.”
There will be several other agencies available on the day to help more broadly with drought relief measures that can be used in the industry.
This event will also be the first opportunity for BIEDO to introduce its new North Burnett Ag Network extension officer, Sarah Shaw.
"After receiving funding from the BMRG, we were able to enable her position in order to for us to put some more energy into the Ag Network,” Ms Frahm said.
"We're really excited about the opportunity for her to meet everyone.”
There will be a complimentary lunch provided..
"There's no obligation to come but everybody is welcome,” Ms Frahm said.
"But if you like, just tap your neighbour or friend on the shoulder and invite them to come along - the more the merrier.
"We just want to take the Ag Network into a positive direction, and give everyone the chance to grow.”
To RSVP for the meeting, email firstname.lastname@example.org or call BIEDO on 0400 695 456.