An Eventful 2017

It is often difficult to fathom how quickly the year passes. It often feels as if it is going slowly and then all of a sudden it is close to the end of 2017.

Reflecting back on the year that was, it is fair to say that it is has been a successful year for Powers Financial Group.
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Rockhampton shines in China

Recently Powers Agribusiness and Finance were invited to be part of a small trade delegation from the Rockhampton region to exhibit at the fifth annual Agricultural Expo in Huizhou China.

The Expo took place Huizhou City in Guangdong China on the 24th, 25th and 26th of November and the event attracted over 350 thousand visitors.
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Agriculture 2017 Wrap Up


Well, they say that as you get older, the years go quicker. It seems like only yesterday that I was giving a wrap up for the year that was 2016. To say the year has gone quickly would be an understatement.

So what were the highlights of 2017 and what have we got to look forward to in 2018?
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Client Spotlight – The Nobbs Cattle Company


From a young age, Brett Nobbs knew what he wanted to do with his future. He knew that being a beef producer and stud breeder would be part of it. What he may not have known, was just how much he would affect the beef industry and how successful he and Nobbs Cattle Company (NCC) would be.

NCC is owned and operated by Brett and his parents, Allen and Carolynne at ‘Inverrio’, Duaringa, one hour west of Rockhampton.
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An Introduction to Sedex


Powers recently attended the Australian Women in Agriculture Conference in Brisbane. The event attracted women from all over the country as well as speakers from various fields all relating to agriculture.

One of the most interesting talks was from Sedex. Sedex is an innovative company that is working with agricultural industries around the world to create a platform for supply chains.
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Regional Labour Mobility: A Win-Win for Australian Farmers

Many Australian employers from different industries require a steady stream of productive labour and often are unable to find enough local or reliable labour.

The Australian Seasonal Worker Programme (SWP) fills gaps in rural labour by providing a reliable workforce that can return each season. It also boosts the economic development of 10 participating nations by providing access to workers from Pacific island countries and Timor-Leste.
The Programme enables workers from nine Pacific countries: Fiji, Kiribati, Papua New Guinea, Nauru, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Tonga, Tuvalu and Vanuatu and Timor-Leste to work in Australia for periods of six to nine months.
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