SDRC economic development officer John Randall with Agforce president Ben Cory.
SDRC economic development officer John Randall with Agforce president Ben Cory.

Workshop for future of production

OUT bush they are worrying about water shortages, frosted feed and winter planting, but one local cattleman is urging producers to find time for the future.

Ben Cory is encouraging those involved in our agricultural sector to have input into an economic development strategy workshop at the Criterion Hotel tonight.

The workshop is a data-gathering exercise for the Southern Downs Regional Council as they prepare an economic blueprint for the region.

For Mr Cory, who is president of the local Agforce branch, the meeting is an opportunity to influence the future and explain the issues and concerns of the rural industry.

“Agriculture plays a significant role locally, so we need a say in issues like land uses, natural resources and rural development,” Mr Cory said.

SDRC economic development officer John Randall said obtaining input from key sectors like primary production was vital to develop a cohesive economic plan for our region’s future.

“This workshop will allow our farming community to voice their ideas, concerns and visions and convert them into a workable action plan,” he said.

Bush input

SDRC economic development strategy workshop

Hosted by Agforce

Criterion Hotel tonight from 6.30



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