Mixed enterprise farmers Eion and Anne Anderson became eligible for an Australian Government Reef Rescue grant by getting involved in the Grains BMP program.
By applying through FBA they received $8623.75 to help them move to a minimum till system by purchasing an auto-steer system and mapping software.
Mick and Debbie Austin manage Harcourt, a 4000 acre property near Baralaba. Flood irrigated cotton is grown on 700 acres. Mick and his brothers bought Harcourt in 1988, obtained an irrigation licence and developed the farm. Watch the video to hear about their work to adopt best practice techniques to grow cotton.Read More
In January 2013, excessive rain from Ex-Tropical Cyclone Oswald—800mm over […]Read More
FBA is working closely with a group of dedicated graziers […]Read More
With the support of FBA through funds from the Queensland Government’s Innovations Fund, these two grain growers were able to implement practice changes that improves their sustainability and profitability.Read More
Sharing the projects and celebrating the achievements of those who decided to make a difference to the Great Barrier Reef while simultaneously improving productivity and profitability.Read More
Ian and Gloria Pershouse grow mangoes near Calliope, and were funded $5,425 by Fitzroy Basin Association through the Australian Government’s Reef Rescue initiative to purchase new machinery.
The equipment allows them to place slashed mulch under their trees to improve ground cover.