Queensland Farmers’ Federation

QFF is a federation that represents the interests of peak state and national agriculture industry organisations, which in turn collectively represent more than 13,000 primary producers across the state.

Who we are and what we do

The Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) is the united voice of intensive, semi-intensive and irrigated agriculture in Queensland. It is a federation that represents the interests of peak state and national agriculture industry organisations.

QFF engages in a broad range of economic, social, environmental and regional issues of strategic importance to the productivity, sustainability and growth of the agricultural sector. QFF’s mission is to secure a strong and sustainable future for Queensland farmers by representing the common interests of our member organisations.

For more than 30 years, QFF has earned a formidable reputation as a leader in sectoral policy development and driving change to improve the operating environment for Queensland’s farmers. Recognised as a non-partisan organisation that works effectively with all levels and sides of government, QFF is widely acknowledged as one of the most influential and respected advocacy groups in Queensland.

For more information visit www.qff.org.au

Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance

QFF leads the Rural Jobs and Skills Alliance (RJSA). The RJSA developed from the agricultural sector’s need to engage more with the education and training sectors, and the Queensland Government’s commitment to create and support jobs across the state.

Members of the Alliance are agriculture industry representative bodies and supported by the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries: AgForce; CANEGROWERS; Cotton Australia; Growcom; Nursery & Garden Industry Queensland (NGIQ); Irrigation Australia; Queensland Farmers’ Federation; Timber and Building Materials Association; Australian Prawn Farmers’ Association; eastAUSmilk, Tropical Carbon Farming Innovation Hub; and it is supported by Department of Agriculture and Fisheries.

The RJSA’s purpose is to address mutual goals for our member organisations that focus on the attraction, development and retention of new entrants and existing workers to underpin the prosperity of Queensland’s agricultural sector now and into the future. Our mission is to identify agricultural workforce needs and seek effective solutions with the purpose to ensure a sustainable agricultural workforce for Queensland.

Find more about the RJSA


Queensland Agriculture Industry Workforce Plan

To address workforce issues experienced in the agriculture industry, the Queensland Farmers’ Federation (QFF) partnered with Jobs Queensland to deliver:

– A Queensland Agriculture Industry Workforce Plan, to be launched on the 7 of July 2022. The five-year plan will respond to the major issues reported by the industry while anticipating future workforce demand.

For updates and information on the plan https://www.qff.org.au/projects/agriculture-workforce-plan

  • Hold this event – QLD Agworkforce summit.
  • And create contextualised workforce planning tools for the agriculture industry. These resources are already available at the  following link https://www.qff.org.au/resources/

To learn more about Jobs Queensland and the work they do please visit: