2022 — a busy year getting things done and learning all the time

  • 24 Workshops; 540 attendees

Four projects were involved in activities: Grazing Resilience and Sustainable Solutions; Landholders Driving Change; Herding Change Through Grassroots Practice and Stomping Out Sediment.

A continuous training program helps NQ Dry Tropics employees hone knowledge and skills. In October the grazing team participated in a two and a half-day RCS Grazing Clinic in Longreach where they learned from some of the best in the business. They’re pictured brushing up their infiltrometer techniques.

ABOVE: Department of Agriculture and Fisheries Senior Weed Scientist Dr Wayne Vogler demonstrates weed technologies at an MLA Producer Demonstration Site Integrated Catchment-wide Priority Weed Management Group’s Pest Weeds and Disease workshop near Collinsville.

BELOW: Discussing grazing regimes and small gully remediation techniques during a Stomping Out Sediment Field Day at Hells Gate Station.

Participants and presenters at a Maps & Apps workshop take a moment to record the gathering at Eungella.

Desert Channels Operations Manager Simon Wiggins in the classroom during the Pest and Disease Innovation Field Day held at the Collinsville Pony Club.

ABOVE: Impulse Training led a Rural and Remote First Aid Course at Charters Towers.

CLOCKWISE, from top: The classroom at the Charters Towers Rural and Remote First Aid Course; NQ Dry Tropics Grazing Field Officer Brad Martin leads discussion during the Maps & Apps workshop in the Eungella Hub; Natures Equity principal Dick Richardson during a grazing workshop at Glencoe Station, Bowen; and George Stacey leads the classroom during an RCS Grazing For Profit course at the Bowen PCYC.

Trainer Colin Hammond points out the finer detail during a ReproScan workshop at Mt Aberdeen Station, Bowen.

Natures Equity principal Dick Richardson showing workshop attendees how much can be learnt from a piece of dung.

Dr Christian Roth, the facilitator at a Stomping Out Sediment Field Day near Collinsville.