New dairy officers to help farmers recover

QDO-2Queensland Dairyfarmers’ Organisation is excited to welcome Damien Ferguson and Torie Harrison to the team in their roles in supporting the Queensland dairy industry.

Torie & Damien are funded through the Queensland Government’s natural disaster industry recovery and resilience project to assist farmers as they continue to recover from last year’s Cyclone Debbie.

Both will be balancing their time between the QDO Brisbane office and visiting farmers within the Scenic Rim and Lockyer Valley dairying regions.

Damien Ferguson brings to the role over six years of experience as Project Leader with AgForce assisting graziers and grain growers as well as many decades of financial planning experience.

In particular, Damien brings to QDO his experience and passion for addressing succession planning within the agriculture sector.

“Succession planning is so important in our industry, especially in helping existing and next generations to develop a clear path forward” said Mr Ferguson.

“From my experience succession planning is something everyone wants to get right, but unfortunately coming up with and implementing a plan is easier said than done, without outside assistance.”

“I am looking forward to working closely with farmers as they recover from Cyclone Debbie as well as implementing resilience strategies for next time, including succession plans”.

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