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Welcome to Southern Gulf NRM’s e-newsletter, updating you on natural resource management events and activities for the Southern Gulf Region. 
In this issue:


Southern Gulf NRM COVID-19 Pandemic Latest UPDATE

Land Restoration Fund - Rebates for Professional Advice

Upcoming FutureBeef Webinar 


2020 Grasshopper Pasture Impact Survey

Youth Innovation Grants Open News

E-Beef Smart Farming in Northern Queensland YouTube Channel

Southern Gulf NRM and the COVID-19 Pandemic

UPDATE 

Like every responsible organisation in Australia, Southern Gulf NRM must join the massive community effort underway to minimise the rate of spread of the COVID-19 virus. This will disrupt elements of our work, but we are proud to be playing our part in keeping our community healthy.

We will constantly monitor and be guided by the direction and advice of government health departments and our regional local governments. We will also respect and conform to the COVID-19 responses of our delivery partners and clients.

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Land Restoration Fund – Rebates for Professional Advice

Producers considering participating in carbon farming in Queensland have access to a support package to help them make informed decisions about their opportunities. 

This is provided under the Queensland Government Land Restoration Fund.  https://www.qld.gov.au/environment/climate/climate-change/land-restoration-fund/2020-investment-round/support
 
One element of the support package is the availability of a rebate for professional advisory services.  This is administered by QRIDA http://www.qrida.qld.gov.au/current-programs/CFARP  Rebates are available only for advice provided by registered ‘approved advisors’ who are assessed to have the knowledge and qualifications to provide high quality advice.  The rebate program runs until June 2020.
 

Southern Gulf staff have registered as approved advisors under the program.  If you would like advice about agribusiness or environmental aspects of carbon farming please contact Kayler Plant on 4743 1888 to discuss your needs.
 
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UPCOMING FutureBeef WEBINAR NEXT WEEK!

Waterponds: the what, how, why and what’s involved in building one

The purpose of waterponding is to slow water flow down and give it an opportunity to soak into the soil ─ plants can only utilise rainfall when it becomes available as soil moisture.

Tuesday 21 April 2020 @ 12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

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YOUTH INNOVATION GRANTS NOW OPEN!

Community organisations are invited to apply for a share in $100,000 in grants, to bring one of these six youth-developed ideas to life.

Grants of up to $10,000 are available.

Applications close 26 May, 2020.

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2020 Grasshopper Pasture Impact Survey
Have you encountered impacts from grasshoppers following recent rains?

 
Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF) is trying to get an idea of the locations and scale of the impacts from the grasshoppers that have been around recently.

You can access the survey at the below link:

https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/2020grasshopperimpact
 
Contact information provided in this survey will be kept completely confidential and will only be forwarded onto the appropriate DAF staff member if a follow up call is accepted and warranted. Information from this survey may be used in presentations to represent areas and extent of damage. This survey is only a data collection survey and if escalated due to a high extent of damage, producers will be contacted to confirm the use of their information.
 
DAF appreciates you taking the time to fill out the survey.
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E-BEEF SMART FARMING IN NORTHERN QUEENSLAND

Want to subscribe to the E-Beef Project YouTube Channel and learn more?

Click on the following link 


THE E-BEEF PROJECT

The E-Beef Project is a partnership between Southern Gulf NRM, Desert Channels Queensland, Northern Gulf Resource Management Group and Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

Funding for the Project is from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program and the Queensland Government Drought and Climate Adaptation Program.

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Other resources to keep up to date about events:

https://futurebeef.com.au/events/2020-01
AgForce calendar: http://bit.ly/2ENPqoU