Twenty young growers attended the Bundaberg/Isis Next Gen meeting on Thursday afternoon, which also included two local farm visits to look at the results of various herbicide treatments and eco-blend fertiliser application, and hear about a new fertiliser product.
After the farm visits, the Next Gen group moved to the Alloway Country Club for their regular meeting. This included an update on QSL’s activities and a look at the Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry’s Farm Economic Analysis Tool, which was devised to help growers keep track of on-farm costs and expenditure.
Cathy said QSL was a major sponsor and strong supporter of the Next Gen program, which aims to encourage and support young sugar cane farmers and ensure the transfer of established farming knowledge to the incoming generation.
“Our regular attendance at these kinds of forums has helped QSL establish strong relationships with Queensland’s up-and-coming young farmers, and through them we also reach the older generations of their farming families,” she said.
“They’re typically very keen to learn all they can about the value QSL brings them and how they can better use our services and pricing products to maximise their returns.”