Sign Petition to Save Ag Colleges


The Labor Government must reconsider their decision to close Queensland’s last two remaining agricultural colleges or risk crippling impacts, according to Member for Gregory Lachlan Millar. A petition has now been launched so that Queenslanders can add their voice to the plea. “I have … [Read more...]

Government Backs New Crops in Murray Darling Basin


Producers in the Queensland Murray Darling Basin area can apply for grants of up to $100,000 to help set up new high value horticulture enterprises. The Grants are part of the Murray Darling Basin Regional Economic Diversification Program (MDBREDP), and centres on further expanding horticulture … [Read more...]

Consultation Must Now Happen

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“Brutal” is the word member for Gregory Lachlan Millar is using to describe the way the State Government has handled the release of the Coaldrake Review into the Longreach and Emerald Agricultural Colleges. “Minister Furner has slammed the doors shut with no thought for affected employees or … [Read more...]

Local react to AG College Closures

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Member for Warrego Ann Leahy says her office has been inundated with calls from farming families who are disgusted and upset by the State Government’s decision to shut the Longreach and Emerald Agricultural Colleges. She says, like many who are calling it’s an inexplicable decision. “In a … [Read more...]

Hand Back the Keys – AgForce tells Government


AgForce has demanded the Queensland Government hand the agricultural colleges at Longreach and Emerald back to industry if their bureaucracy is unable to successfully and sustainably manage them. AgForce has acted quickly to save the iconic colleges after the State Government's surprise decision … [Read more...]

Have You Spotted Any Lost Calves?

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Acting on information received from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries inspectors in the Emerald Springsure area, officers from the Rockhampton Major and Organised Crime Squad (Rural) conducted an investigation into suspected stealing of stock in the Springsure area. On November 3 … [Read more...]


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It’s National Agriculture Day on 21 st of November- a day we should all stop to consider how agriculture makes the world a better place. Using incredible scientific advancements farmers feed more people, more sustainably with every passing year. As a result, the Australian community enjoys … [Read more...]