FROM adversity opportunity can arise, as is the case for dairy farmers in the Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley.
With funding secured post Cyclone Debbie from the Queensland government by QFF and QDO, the resources are now available to assist farmers in worst affected areas.
Industry development officers Torie Harrison and Damien Ferguson have been working with a steering committee of dairy farmers on the Industry Recovery and Resilience Project.
This project has the scope to assist farmers in many aspects and across all stages of their business.
Improved skills in business management and how to gain finance are just a couple of ways this project aims to give in-the-pocket results for farmers as they continue to recover from last year’s Cyclone Debbie.
A series of industry recovery workshops have been planned with the first to be held at Beaudesert on May 15 from 10am to 2pm.
The aim is to help farmers improve the financial viability and sustainability of their businesses, as well as developing options for younger farmers to enter and remain in the dairy industry.
Workshops will cover topics like protecting your assets, accounting and legal tips.
Keep an eye out for more details at dairypage.com.au.