Productive landscapes, rural livelihoods
Every day, we work to ensure productive landscapes, rural livelihoods and natural systems co-exist and thrive into the future.
We understand regional Queensland’s many challenges – climatic, financial and social – and we are committed to supporting the health and vitality of regional communities, and the industries that support them.
We bring a real-life understanding and empathy to all the work we do. Aside from key members of our team having worked in the agricultural industry for many years, we own and manage several properties ourselves, including a cattle station in South East Queensland.
Our goals are your goals: best land management practices that enhance landscape function and deliver sustainable production, an improved natural resource base, healthy soil and nutrient cycling, increased biodiversity and climate resilient landscapes.
However, we acknowledge the diverse experiences, circumstances, goals and needs of primary producers and the wider agricultural industry.
That’s why our strategy is to work hand-in-hand with you to support the implementation of farming methods and conservation practices that not only work for you but unlock your land’s potential. Some that may even open the door for new and diverse revenue streams for you and your family.
“We learnt a lot through the ecological assessment. Felicity and Renee from QTFN were amazing with our three sons. They were so open to sharing their knowledge with them and since then, we’ve been out frog-catching with the boys, taking photos and sending them through to the team. The key now, is to digest the management plan QTFN prepared and explore how we can find the right balance between environmental management and grazing land management moving forward.”
Cameron Gibson, Coonabar
Let’s talk about how we can learn from each other and work together today.
Hear from our farming partners
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Our CEO, Steve Lacey, was honoured to accept the 2019 Ipswich City Council Enviro Organisation Award on behalf of the QTFN team. The award recognised multiple activities to support threatened species and control predators at our 2000 ha cattle property, Aroona Station, 55km southwest of Ipswich. In accepting the award, Steve acknowledged the phenomenal legacy […]
Queensland’s Nature: Connect, Explore, and Cherish our incredible nature during National Biodiversity Month this September!
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