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Beef Australia 2024

May 5 - May 11

Beef Australia exists for the advancement of the Australian beef community and has a vision to be a world-class organisation that promotes, advances, and celebrates a sustainable beef industry.

The TNQ Drought Hub team will be joining James Cook University and Fitzroy Basin Association at this year’s Beef Australia 2024 from 6 – 10 May at the Rockhampton Showgrounds.

Come meet the team and learn how we are working with Central and North Queensland communities to build preparedness and resilience to future drought and climate variability.

Please also join us for the following free presentations;

  • Tuesday 7 May, 12:00pm – 12:45pm – TNQ Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub: Join the TNQ Drought Hub Director and Queensland agricultural advocate David Phelps as he talks about the work of the eight Adoption and Innovation Hub’s across Australia in building resilience to drought and climate variability. Reserve your free spot.


  • Wednesday 8 May, 3:30pm – 4.15pm – Farm and Succession Planning: As the adage goes, succession starts at birth. But when it comes to agricultural succession, there are many steps along the way, and a multitude of options relevant to each unique business. Hear from a panel of experts including Natalie Hughes, Rural Financial Counselling Service North Queensland and Connie Navarro, Connie Navarro Legal as they discuss the considerations, complexities, available assistance, and real stories of transitioning viable farms to the next generation. Join them as they share stories of succession wins and lessons, and the importance of starting with a conversation. Reserve your free spot.


  • Thursday 9 May, 4:00pm – 4:45pm – The journey of a JCU Student in the agriculture industry: Meet Lucy Gardner and William Harrington, both JCU students but at very different stages of their careers. In this presentation, Lucy and William share their journeys of navigating study, research, and innovation within agricultural industries. Hear about their individual projects in soil restoration and technological innovation, as well as the lessons they’ve learned through both trials and triumphs, with the ultimate goal of contributing to an enduring and sustainable sector. Reserve your free spot.

Visit the JCU Pavilion and check out more free presentations, interactive activities and hear about the courses offered at JCU. Location: Site No R0


May 5
May 11


Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry


Rockhampton, Queensland 4700 + Google Map

Would you like to get involved in the TNQ Hub? Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to attend? We’d love to hear from you! Please email tnqhub@jcu.edu.au