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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:


COVID 19 Pandemic Stakeholder Letter to
The Hon Scott Morrison MP Prime Minister of Australia


Southern Gulf Graziers Leading Landscape Change - Expressions of Interest Round 2 


  Land Restoration Fund - Rebates for Professional Advice

Youth Innovation Grants Open

E-Beef Online Series 4 Webinar Sessions June 2020


 Making profitable management decisions after the Dry 3 Part Webinar Series June 2020


Southern Gulf NRM YouTube Channel

In response to the enormous economic impact created by the COVID 19 pandemic, Southern Gulf NRM has joined a coalition of 70 organisations nationally that have called on the Prime Minister to establish a $4 Billion program that would create jobs for up to 24,000 workers at its peak to undertake practical conservation activities. 
 
There is an urgent need for conservation and land management works in the Southern Gulf region, including building drought and disaster resilience in the regional beef industry; supporting Indigenous employment in working on country projects; making further gains in tackling weeds and feral pests; and improving mapping, monitoring and information systems for sustainable land management.  We’d welcome  your ideas as well to be sure we secure a share of any available funding for our regional community.

 
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Southern Gulf NRM is seeking expressions of interest from Landholders to become part of a project to improve NRM over 100,000 hectares across the Southern Gulf region, through a structured program of property management planning and related incentive payments.  

If you would like to register your interest please visit our website www.southerngulfnrm.com.au or contact Rachel Hoolihan on M: 0427 651 984 E: rachel.hoolihan@southerngulf.com.au
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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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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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The E-Beef Online Series involves four sessions over four weeks in June (2020), providing Landholders, Extension Staff & Industry Stakeholders with key insights on new and emerging technologies relevant to the Grazing Industry. Each session will include a Q&A with presenters.

If you would like to register your interest please visit our website www.southerngulfnrm.com.au or contact Anne Alison on M: 0407 789 747 E: anne.alison@southerngulf.com.au
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3-PART WEBINAR SERIES

Recovering after the dry can be challenging. Whether you are preparing for recovery or are already in the midst of recovery, this
3-part webinar series is designed to provide practical strategies to assist grain and beef producers in returning to a positive
cashflow and profitable enterprise as quickly as possible.


Webinar 1 Friday 5 June 12.30pm Financial management REGISTER HERE 

Webinar 2 Tuesday 9 June 12.30pm Beef industry REGISTER HERE 

Webinar 3 Thursday 11 June 12.30pm Grains industry REGISTER HERE
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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