Save our Agricultural Colleges

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My name is Hannah, and I'm a proud member of the Queensland farming community. I was shocked and angry to see that the Queensland government has announced the closing of Emerald and Longreach agricultural colleges.

These two colleges have played a vital part in producing young, enthusiastic employees for agricultural enterprises. They teaching the best practices for animal welfare and environmental sustainability.

Right now, the farmers are doing it so tough thanks to the drought and mines taking over. Now, closing the colleges feels like the Queensland government is shooting themselves in the foot: where will the next generation of farmers come from if we take away our agricultural colleges?

Australian agriculture have a lot of knowledge and practices for efficient, sustainable food production practices. We have the best in the world, but in closing these agricultural colleges, the government is not supporting food security.

Millions of Australians have shown their love and support for the farmers this year during the drought - now, you can show even more support by signing this petition. Please, help me tell the Queensland Government not to kick us while we're down: keep the Emerald and Longreach agricultural colleges open.

The future of Australian farming depends on it.

Please sign and share my petition - the farmers need your support.

Thank you.

(Pictured borrowed from Queensland Country Life)