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On the road to rebuild Queensland

AS flood waters recede enough for Queensland farmers to get into their paddock and assess crop and infrastructure damage and find displaced cattle, the state’s agriculture group AgForce is hitting the road to help them rebuild.

AgForce has teamed up with leading insurance providers, agribusiness banks, financial advisors and property planning experts to deliver ‘On The Road To Rebuilding’ – a one-stop shop of information and services – beginning in Central Queensland next week.

AgForce CEO Robert Walker said the four day tour would go into the heart of flood-damaged regions, giving farmers around Theodore, Moura, Rolleston, Emerald and Rockhampton access to advice and tools to get back on their feet.

“The situation has moved beyond initial flood response and short-term relief in these areas,” Mr Walker. “The challenge is now to rebuild on-farm infrastructure and kickstart production to ensure the Queensland agricultural industry can recover in the long-term and maintain our vital contribution to the economy, environment and society.”

On The Road To Rebuilding gives flood-affected farmers the chance to speak one-on-one with companies for advice on vital services and information such as:

How to rebuild your herd: what producers need to know about livestock health after flooding and procedures for finding and returning displaced livestock.How to rebuild your property: WFI with advice on assessing insurance needs; AgForce’s mapping team to access flood damage and build a pre and post-flood property condition report, property map, and infrastructure rebuilding plan which will be a vital tool is applying for new and revised loans.How to rebuild livelihood: Rural charity Aussie Helpers on how to access volunteers and donated equipment; Fitzroy Basin Association Inc with information on flood rebuilding grants; and the Department of Employment, Economic Development and Innovation.How to rebuild: NAB, Commonwealth Bank, Suncorp, Rural Bank, Westpac and ANZ for financial queries; free advice from an independent agribusiness management professional; and QRAA with information on flood relief and recovery assistanceOn The Road To Rebuilding – CQ post-flood tour

Tuesday February 1: Theodore Hotel Motel 8am-11am. BBQ breakfast supplied.Tuesday February 1: Kianga Hall, Moura, 3-6pm. BBQ dinner supplied.Wednesday February 2: Rolleston Town Hall 10am-2pm, BBQ lunch supplied.Thursday February 3: Emerald Town Hall, 8am-12noon. BBQ breakfast & lunch supplied.Friday February 4: DEEDI, Rockhampton 8am-11am, BBQ breakfast supplied.Participants can come at any time during the three-hour sessions, and all are welcome to catch up over a BBQ sponsored by AustSafe Super, with drinks at lunch/dinner events provided by Suncorp.

These sessions are obligation-free and provided at no cost to all primary producers.

Please contact AgForce on (07) 3236 3100 or [email protected]备案老域名 to RSVP for catering.

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