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4 March 2016: QRAA growing Queensland's farming future

4 March 2016

Investing in infrastructure, embracing innovative technology and unlocking people power through succession planning can help grow a modern and sustainable agricultural sector.

This was the key message QRAA Chief Executive Officer, Cameron MacMillan, highlighted after returning from the two day ABARES Outlook Conference in Canberra. 

"The ABARES Conference was a fantastic opportunity to hear from a wide range of industry experts and discuss ways to unlock the potential of Queensland agriculture," Mr MacMillan said.

Mr MacMillan said QRAA has a wide range of finance solutions that can help Queensland primary producers secure their future in agriculture.

"We heard from the [ABARES] conference that the family farm remains the backbone of Australian food production and here at QRAA, we couldn’t agree more.”

"QRAA is committed to action – providing farming families with the finance they need to enter primary production, improve productivity and ensure their future remains bright.”

"We have loans available at interest rates as low as 2.71 per cent that can deliver long term benefits to Queensland’s farming families. These funds can really help our producers take advantage of unique regional opportunities and deliver more innovative and sustainable farming businesses," said Mr MacMillan.

Mr MacMillan said he was also proud to be leading an organisation that is there for Queensland primary producers in good times and bad.

“I have witnessed first-hand the resilience Queensland farm businesses have shown during tough environmental conditions and the effort farmers take in securing future success,” Mr MacMillan said

“Over the past five years, more than $430 million has been approved to assist producers with drought recovery and preparedness, make a start in primary production or invest in infrastructure and new technology.  As CEO I am committed to ensuring even more producers benefit from the financial assistance QRAA can provide."

For further information visit QRAA’s website at www.qraa.qld.gov.au or contact QRAA on Freecall 1800 623 946 to arrange an on-farm meeting with your local client liaison officer.

 

Last updated
10 May 2017