Townsville, Burdekin and Charters Towers region cane growers, meet your new Regional Area Manager for North Queensland, Glenn Henricksen.

Glenn comes to QRIDA with more than 20 years’ experience in banking, finance and agribusiness, and is committed to helping primary producers succeed with the right financial assistance.

“There are a range of QRIDA grants and loans that could help cane growers get the most value out of their harvest,” he said.

“Whether you’re looking to improve irrigation and efficiency by installing additional water points, invest in biosecurity measures to stop the spread of unwanted pests and diseases, or purchase new equipment to improve productivity, a QRIDA Sustainability Loan could take your primary production business to the next level.

“If you are in the initial years of establishing your primary production enterprise, a QRIDA First Start Loan could help you put succession plans in place or purchase property.” 

QRIDA also has grants of up to $50,000 and loans of up to $250,000 that could help sugarcane farmers prepare, manage, recover and mitigate the impacts of drought.

Glenn is filling the role while Elizabeth Bajcetic is on maternity leave.

Call Glenn on 0408 180 644 and arrange a time to meet on-farm to find out how QRIDA’s financial assistance could help your primary production business.