Agricultural Capacity Building Program (Pilot) – NRM/Agricultural Extension Trainees
The Queensland Government has engaged the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) to facilitate an Agricultural Capacity Building Program. The program was developed in response to the Great Barrier Reef Water Science Taskforce report which calls for more effective, targeted and coordinated extension to support large-scale land management practice changes in the GBR Catchments.
The Agricultural Capacity Building Program will train up to six early career extension officers by enhancing their skills in delivering agricultural and NRM projects with landholders in the GBR Catchments. Trainees will be hosted by suitable organisations and receive mentoring from experienced advisors, participate in relevant training and expand their access to extension networks. Lili Usher-Chandler has been placed with PFSQ as a Forestry Extension Trainee. For more information on the program click here and to read the trainee profiles click here.