The AGM and Annual Forum of the QDO will be hosted in the Lockyer Valley this year on Tuesday, August 31.
This year I think the focus of the discussion could centre on the proposed merger of QDO with the NSW advocacy body Dairy Connect. It is an important opportunity for members to talk through the potential benefits and raise any concerns they may have about the proposal.
The day will kick off at 9.30am with guest speakers of the forum including Mark Furner, Minister for Agriculture.
Following the Minister, Barry Irvin will present on how year one in Queensland is going for Bega.
Next will be an update on the popular Digital Activity Monitoring program with Vaughn Johnston from Semex.
Paul Reynolds, Solar Energy & Battery Storage Solutions, will then talk about how dairies can get the most out of their solar generation.
Concluding the forum, Jade Chan of QDO will provide an update on drought resilience funding that will soon be released and available for primary producers.
The AGM will commence promptly at 1pm.
All members are invited to attend the meeting to be held at The Cultural Centre, 34 Lake Apex Drive, Gatton.
However, as the meeting will need to strictly adhere to COVID-19 restrictions it is essential anyone wanting to attend lets us know by Friday August 20.
Thanks to the QDO sponsors who have come on board this year:
- Make It Cheaper compare energy retailers to make sure you are getting a good deal.
- Solar Energy & Battery Storage Solutions the solar providers that understand dairy.
- Semex the only company offering immune genetics for greater disease resistance.