November, where did you go?! Do your weeks seem to speed up in the lead up to Christmas? Or is it just ours?! In November, South Burnett primary producers had the opportunity to discuss Reef Regulations with representatives from the Office of the Great Barrier Reef at the South Burnett Ag Network Meeting which was held at Kumbia on 21 November (pictured). Further Ag Network Reef Regulations presentations have been scheduled for the new year so please join us in Biggenden on Thursday, 6 February or in Murgon on Friday, 7 February for those.
October, we're excited to see you! Last month was buzzing at BIEDO HQ - did you see our team on the road in September? We traveled to Blackbutt and Eidsvold for two sessions of the Grant-ED 101: Creating a "grant ready" project workshop (Eidsvold session pictured below), and enjoyed the company of all those who joined us and Simone de Haas in Monto for the first North Burnett Leadership Series workshop (and Karen headed to the Monto cattle sale the following week to share resources on farmer health and wellbeing!).
Welcome to Spring! August kept us busy at BIEDO HQ and we were thrilled to launch the North Burnett Leadership Series in Gayndah with so many proactive people in the room! We can't wait to see the rest of the series unfold and if you missed last month's welcome dinner, don't worry - in the coming months we have 3 workshops and an overnight study tour planned and you can join in for one (or all!) of these events.
We had a fantastic month of education, events and energy! Team BIEDO are always eager to learn from you and with you, and we certainly had some great opportunities to do that in July. From Energy Pop-Up Offices (Mundubbera and Murgon) to social media (Wondai) and GrantED (Biggenden) sessions, meeting with community, touring industry sites and a couple of grant applications thrown in for good measure, it’s no wonder July flew past in the blink of an eye!
Team BIEDO has been busy prepping new initiative The Platform: Burnett Inland Business and Community Hub - and we are so excited to finally share this exciting venture with you!
Wow, what a month May was! It was great to see so many friendly faces during Queensland Small Business Week, including those who attended the North Burnett Ag Network's Energy Forum in Mulgildie, and the businesses and community members who joined us at the Burnett Inland Business Meet & Greet event in Murgon to celebrate local business and hear from guest speaker Jenna Sanders (Kenilworth Country Bakery)
We hope you enjoyed a safe and Happy Easter with family and friends! We have a jam-packed issue of Burst this month, and we kick off this issue by welcoming the election commitment by Ken O’Dowd MP (pictured above) and the Coalition Government of $20 million towards the replacement of the John Peterson Bridge.
Exciting news! We are thrilled to receive confirmation from Ken O’Dowd MP of the success of our Building Better Regions Fund Round 3 application for the North Burnett Community Leaders Workshop Series.
Queensland Women's Week (2-10 March 2019) is in full swing and true to this year's theme, we are Investing in Women! A huge shout out to everyone who joined us on the weekend in Durong for the Women in Ag Day event - with special thanks to our guest speakers Terena Staib, Cilla Pershouse, Bec Clapperton, Marcia Hunt and Tracey Anderson!
What a fantastic start to an action-packed month at BIEDO HQ! Thank you to all those who joined us at the recent North and South Burnett Agriculture Network forums hosted at Mt Perry and the Tableland Hall.
Welcome to the first edition of BIEDO Burst for 2019! After a few weeks away from the desk, we've hit the ground running in the New Year and we look forward to seeing you at one of our local events soon.
November, are we here already?! What a busy few weeks at BIEDO HQ! In October we put the spotlight on stock route management and drought feeding at the South and North Burnett Ag Network meetings, celebrated the International Day of Rural Women at the Women in Workshirts Walk and Mundubbera Women in Ag Day (pictured), and rolled out the first Taking Care of #BurnettInland Business workshop. Phew!