Next Gen E-Newsletter, May 2014

Next Gen Farmer E-Newsletter       
May 2014

Ag Trade Life Mackay

Ag Trade Life will be held in Mackay on Friday 23rd and Saturday 24th May. Next Gen is looking forward to co-hosting a stall with Advanced Nutrients. If your're in the area, come on down and say hi.

To find out more, please click here.


Campaign to reduce electricity prices by 33%

A campagin run by Queensland CANEGROWERS is seeking a 33% cut to electricity prices for all irrigators to save farm businesses and boost Queensland's economy. As a result, an e-petition has been set up on the Queensland Parliament website.

To view and sign the e-petition, please click here.


Ravensdown closes Queensland operation
15 May 2014

Ravensdown’s exit of the Australian fertiliser market is complete after today’s announcement that its operation in Queensland will cease trading.

To see the release in full, please click here.
Sugar research body invests over $16 million in RD&E program for the year ahead 

Sugar Research Australia Ltd (SRA) has announced that it will invest over $16 million in its research, 
development and extension (RD&E) program in the 2014-15 financial year. 

To see the release in full, please click here.
QSL Update
16 May 2014
Cathy Kelly & Carla Keith

QSL Industry Relationship Managers, Carla Keith & Cathy Kelly, have released their latstet update for week ending 16th May. 

To view, please click here.


Fire damages Bundaberg sugar mill
14 May 2014
Eliza Rogers

Scientific police say a sugar mill near Bundaberg suffered millions of dollars of damage in a fire overnight.

To see the story in full, please click here.


Ag holds its ground
13 May 2014
Colin Bettles

Agriculture held its ground in this year’s tight federal budget, bolstered by a key Coalition election commitment to invest an additional $100 million in research, development and extension (RD&E).

To see the story in full, please click here.
Next Gen Step UP! Conference 2015- REGISTER YOUR INTEREST NOW!

Next Gen is calling all young farmers, millers & researchers, along with other industry participants to register their interest in attending Step UP! 2015. The Conference agenda and exact venue are to be confirmed, however we can reveal it will be taking place in a tropical North Queensland location in March next year.

To register, please email us by clicking here.
Next Gen Bundaberg & Isis meeting

The Bundaberg and Isis Next Gen meeting was held on Thursday 15th May has been deemed a great success. There were 27 people (including some new faces) who attended the tour of the Sugar Terminal at the Bundaberg Port, hosted by Cathy Kelly from Queensland Sugar Limited.

To find out more, please click here
Next Gen at ASSCT Conference

Next Gen was pleased to recently host a stall at the Australian Society of Sugar Cane Technologist (ASSCT) Conference on the Gold Coast.

To find out more, please click here.
Nuffield Australia National Conference 2014

The 2014 Nuffield Australia National Conference will be held at the Country Club Tasmania in Launceston, which is easy and accessible from Launceston Airport.

To find out more about the Conference, please click here.
QSL Market Update
13 May 2014
Ginette Barrett

Listen to the latest QSL sugar and currency market update by QSL Liquidity Manager Ginette Barrett. 

To see the listen to the update, please click here


'Future of Farming' Feature

Primex Field Days will take place between 19th-21st June 2014 in Casino, NSW. The year Primex has partnered with Future Farmers Network to host the premier feature; 'Future of Farming'.

For more information, please click here.


Nuffield Global Focus Program

Australian scholars participate in a six-week ‘Global Focus Program world tour to develop understanding of local and international agricultural best practice and meet with progressive businesses, organisations and government. 

To read more about the program or to see the videos, please click here.
Farm fuel rebate safe
13 May 2014
Colin Bettles

Persistent speculation in recent weeks suggesting changes or cuts to the 38 cents per litre Fuel Tax Credit scheme would hurt agriculture were not realised in Tuesday’s federal budget.

To see the story in full, please click here.
Young farmers can ‘blow away’ mental health stigma
11 May 2014
Jez Fredenburgh

The current generation of young farmers has the ability to “obliterate the stigma” of talking about mental health, says NFYFC council chairman Claire Worden.

To see the story in full, please click here.

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