Begonia Tips and Topics Day

Published on Thursday, 11 July 2019

Begonia Tips and Topics Day

17 July

Event date: 17/07/2019 Export event

On the Wednesday 17th July, a Tips &Topics day will be held at the Begonia Sports Club, 136km down the Mitchell/St. George Road. A Tips Topics day is where we, DAF, on behalf of a host, seek out and source speakers to present on and discuss various subjects, as requested by the producers from a local area. These topics are; 1. Online - Starting an online business - Social media safety 2. Pest control - Wild dogs, pigs, foxes and cats o their biosecurity risk o their impact to; o production o native animals o mental health 3. Livestock production - Production feeding cattle in the paddock. - Weight gain advantage of speying heifers 4. Pimelea - an update on the Pimelea subject generally 5. Pasture Improvement - Legume and forage options 6. Digital Connectivity - Technology that can assist on the farm - Setting up wireless connectivity around the property. - Practical and affordable telemetry options for monitoring - Mobile phone coverage improvements Each presentation will be for 22 minutes with 22 minutes of questions and answers to follow. Presenters will be asked to document their presentation and the Q&A session will be minuted and a compendium of the day will be circulated to all whom attend. For the Begonia event attendees are being asked to bring a plate for smoko, with lunch being provided by the Begonia Sports Club. We ask that attendees from your organisation might make a small cash donation to the Begonia Sports Club to cover the cost of catering. There will be refreshments after the presentations to finish off the day. We are anticipating the overall attendance to be 100+, with an emphasis put on encouraging as many attendees as possible, including, producers, government departments, agencies, organisations and agribusinesses to attend the day, so that those who attend have access to as many people as possible on the day, to ask questions of, make suggestions to and generally communicate with. Should you wish to set up a table and promote your organisation, you are more than welcome to, there will be tables and chairs, the rest will be up to you to organise. If you do intend to do something like this can I ask that you get there early to setup. Please RSVP by reply email david.hickey@daf.qld.gov.au by the Monday 15th July 2019. RSVP LINK https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/HWYNR9W South Region & Rural Economic Development Department of Agriculture and Fisheries
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