The GrazingFutures program aims to help graziers in Western Queensland build resilience in their businesses and to recover from drought as quickly as possible.
GrazingFutures will offer graziers training and extension services to help them better plan and manage for future droughts. It will focus on recovery through improvements in business efficiency, land management and animal production while also identifying how landholders can gain knowledge and skills for resilience for future droughts. The project will link in to the Grazing Best Management Practices initiative (Grazing) to develop services and activities.
GrazingFutures is collaborative and there are formal and informal arrangements in place with:
- South-West Natural Resource Management
- Northern Gulf Resource Management Group
- the Queensland Murray-Darling Committee,
- Southern Gulf Natural Resource Management
- Leading Sheep
- Desert Channels Queensland (DCQ)
- Royal Flying Doctor Service (RFDS)
- Rural Financial Counselling Service
- Other Queensland Government departments (State Development, Communities and Health)
- Fitzroy Basin Association.
GrazingFutures is funded by the Queensland Government’s $17.5 million Drought and Climate Adaption Program (DCAP) that aims to improve drought preparedness and resilience for Queensland producers.
Contact the Customer Service Centre on 13 25 23 to get in touch with a GrazingFutures team member in Charleville, Longreach, Cloncurry or Mareeba.