AGFORCE delivered the final free AgForward GPS Essentials workshops to a large crowd of enthusiastic landholders in Warwick and Boonah last week.
Attendees travelled from all parts of south-east Queensland to take advantage of the workshops before the project finishes this month.
Graziers Leslie and Craig Hanson, of Perseverance, travelled from Kandanga to attend the workshop in Boonah last Thursday. They said the skills would be invaluable in future property management.
"We have previously attended an AgForward property computer mapping workshop and wanted to learn how to integrate a GPS unit with our mapping program," Mrs Hanson said.
"When we purchased the property it was quite run down so these technologies will help us manage the property more sustainably. It will also allow us to do photo monitoring for weed control and as a tool for managing vegetation, allowing us to easily and accurately see where we can and can't clear."
Mrs Hanson said the two technologies would help them plan out property infrastructure such as new watering points and fencing for rotational grazing.
"We would also like to construct some new watering points for rotational grazing and the mapping program and GPS will make it easy for us to accurately plan this out and maximise productivity," she said.
AgForce Projects GIS technical officer Noel Brinsmead said it was great to see landholders eager to discover the benefits of the technology.
Funding for the project will come to an end on September 30. No further workshops or one-on-one help will be available after this date.
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