BMRG Employee Drone Pilot Training
To expand our project monitoring capacity, efficiency, and accuracy BMRG has been working hard to incorporate drone technology into our project management system. A number of our employees have completed their Remote Pilot License (RePL) and their Aeronautical Radio Operators Certificate (AROC) this week, allowing them to operate unmanned aircrafts (drones) up to 7kg safely and legally. Congratulations to Ryan Trott, Radka Jack, Emma Baker, Abbie Taylor, Ann McKenzie and Wendy Thorsborne and thank you to John Coulombe from Drone Training Solutions for training our employees. Too view a video of the Drone Pilot Training – click here.
Burnett Mary Regional Integrated Science Forum - Watch this Space!
The 2020 Burnett Mary Regional Integrated Science Forum is set to be held in November this year in Maryborough, ready to answer all your questions about regional projects that are positively impacting Reef water quality and the science behind it. Keep your calendar clear for this as we delve into industry-focused topics and hear from some great presenters. A date will be announced soon and more information to come.
2021 Science and Innovation Awards
Applications for the 2021 Science and Innovation Awards are now open with projects sought from 18-35 year old researchers, scientists, innovators and others active in the agriculture sector. 10 industry award categories are available in the 2021 round, with each winner to receive a grant of up to $22,000. Applications close 5pm AEST on Friday, 2 October 2020, for further information and to apply – click here.
Smart Farms Small Grants - Round 4 - Closing soon!
Round 4 of the Australian Government's Smart Farms Small Grants program is now open. Under this round, you can apply for grants of between $5,000 and $100,000 to support projects that will help farming, forestry and fishing groups and communities increase their awareness, knowledge, skills and capacity to adopt smart and sustainable practices. For more information visit the Department's website, applications close on 9 October 2020
Bob Hawke Landcare Award
The Bob Hawke Landcare award is a prestigious, national award that publicly recognises an individual involved in championing Landcare and who inspires others to take action on their own property or through a Landcare Group. For further information and to make a nomination – click here, nominations close Monday 12 October 2020.
Samples Streambank Rehabilitation Project
With approximately 100m migration in the River since the 1950's the sediment deposit in the Great Sandy Strait and ultimately the Great Barrier Reef is estimated at 355,000 cubic meters. The Sample's streambank rehabilitation project based in the Kenilworth area of the Mary Valley began in the first week of July 2020. It aims to stabilise a highly eroded streambank site of 600m long and 10m high through earth works and engineering, whilst reducing the sedimentation rate at the site and impacts to the downstream marine environment. This project is possible with BMRG's Project Partners including Alluvium Consulting, MRCCC and Noosa and District Landcare and is funded by the Australian Government's Regional Land Partnerships program. Click here to see a series of photos of the Samples streambank.
RCS Refresher Workshop for Burnett Mary Region Graziers
Have you done an RCS grazing workshop (e.g. Grazing Clinic, Grazing for profit or other)? If so you are eligible to participate in the two-day workshop Regenerate and Connect delivered by RCS facilitators Andrew and Katie Zerner. Workshops are being held on-farm near Mundubbera on the 14 and 15 September and near Kumbia on 22 and 23 October (only one place left). Workshop numbers are limited to 6 business. Refer to the flyer or contact RCS on 1800 356 004 or email firstname.lastname@example.org for further information and to register.
A Guide to Managing Livestock on Small Properties
A Guide to Managing Livestock on Small Properties is a recent publication from the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries with support from Queensland Water and Land Carers (Landcare) and Healthy Land and Water (HLW). The guide is aimed at landholders managing small properties across Queensland. It contains information on general land management principles and detailed information and advice on animal husbandry practices for a range of animals. For a copy of the Guide – click here.
ExtensionChat - APEN Online
Australia Pacific Extension Network (APEN) is hosting a series of interactive sessions via ExtensionChat - APEN Online. Extension practitioners were asked recently about their Professional Development needs and the topic areas being presented were drawn from their responses. All sessions will be held from 12:00pm to 1:30pm and registration is essential. The second session is "Evaluating extension - why you should fund my (next) project." with Dr Jeff Coutts on Tuesday, 8 September. For further information and to register for one or all the sessions – click here.
Bake a Cake to Raise Awareness! Threatened Species Bake Off - Closing Soon!
Bake a threatened species themed dessert to raise awareness of Australia's threatened species and Threatened Species Day. "What's in your backyard" is the theme for your dessert, take a photo or video of your baked creation and upload it to social media with the hashtag #TSBakeOff or email it to email@example.com. Entries close on Tuesday 8 September, for further information view the flyer or the Threatened Species Commissioner Facebook post.
Queensland Water and Land Carers the Latest News
The QWaLC Naturally Together Newsletter includes the latest news for Queensland Land Carers. Click here to access their latest edition and to subscribe.
Nutrien Mundubbera Newsletter
Click here to view Nutrien Ag Solution's latest edition of the Nutrien Mundubbera Newsletter.