Bundaberg/ Isis Next Gen Meeting

Next Gen Bundaberg/ Isis would like to invite you to attend their next meeting.

When: Thursday 19th September 2013

Where: 4:15pm – meet outside Alloway Country Club and drive to Mahogany Ck Road to visit “Santa Fe” farm. 6:00pm – meet back inside the Alloway Country Club (meeting room) for BBQ meal and Meeting.

Special thanks to “RaboBank” for generously covering the cost of the BBQ
(Refreshments may be purchased at your own expense)

RSVP: Monday 16th September.
To assist with catering, please RSVP to nextgenbundy@gmail.com
or SMS to 0418 798 225

Highlights of this meeting:
· Farm visit to John Santalucia’s Farm – “Santa Fe”. Our host, Chris Vella will show a few highlights of the property and machinery.
· Update of Forward Pricing opportunities with QSL.
· The progress of the crushing at Bundaberg and Isis mills and variety performance
· Next Gen update – upcoming events
· Short presentation by one of our generous sponsors – RaboBank
· Any other topics of interest including exciting developments in the pipeline

Next Gen is an active group of growers that are willing to learn and willing to share. We value your input and suggestions and look forward to seeing you at the meeting. There is no age limit for our group. If you are happy to learn or share, we’d love to have you along.
Please come along and please invite your friends. Feel free to forward this invitation on to others.

If you have any questions, please call us.
Gavin Lerch – 0418 798 225
Josh Buchbach – 0427 559 095

Leaders in sugar innovation recognised

9 September 2013
QLD Regional NRM Groups Collective

Annette and Dennis Werner and their son John are third and fourth generation farmers growing sugarcane west of Mackay. Their 330ha property is also home to breeding cattle and a small herd of 12 camels that assist in weed control. Continue reading

Scholarships for students passionate about a life on the land

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry
The Honourable John McVeigh
Media Release
22 August 2013

Young people aspiring to a career in agriculture can apply for a $10,000 scholarship to be offered through two of Queensland’s Agricultural Training Colleges.

Minister for Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, John McVeigh announced ten scholarships of $10,000 each would be available under the new program starting in 2014. Continue reading

RAS Rural Achiever Award

The RAS Rural Achiever Award is a state-wide leadership program open to young men and women aged 20 – 29, living and working in New South Wales. Run by the Royal Agricultural Society of NSW, the award recognises future young leaders who are working hard to make a significant contribution to their local community and to rural Australia.

For more information, click here.

Next Gen announcement: Projects for 2013/2014

Next Gen has two exciting new projects that they will be hosting in 2013/2014 which offer a great opportunity for you to further your career and assist with your farm business.

As Next Gen has secured funding through Sugar Research and Development Corporation (SRDC) we will be able to offer these courses at a severely discounted one-off rate. Continue reading

Business Planning and Cash Flow management course for young farmers

Next Gen is pleased to announce it will be hosting a Business Planning and Cash Flow management course in late 2013 and early 2014.

Young farmers are encouraged to take advantage of a hugely discounted rate and take part in the two day course which will cover topics such as business structures, government regulations, legal and taxation issues, income & cash flow projections, profit & loss, break-even projections.

The course will be held over two days in various locations across Queensland and New South Wales.

For more information, please click here!

Mossman Next Generation Group Show Cane Exhibition

The Mossman Next Generation Group would like to congratulate the winners of this year’s cane display. The 2013 Mossman Next Generation Groups show cane exhibition was a well organised display with a high level of entries. The display had 53 entries from 10 different growers with each class being well represented. The growers from the region should be commended for their effort, especially after the difficult year they had last year.

The Mossman Next Generation Group would also like to thank everyone who entered and also the people who helped setup on the day.

To see the full list of results, please click here.

Mossman Cane Display-web