Dates announced for Cotton Picker Essentials Training

Dates have been announced for the first in a series of free cotton picker essentials workshops to be delivered across Queensland cotton producing regions.

Real Skills Ag Training will deliver 10 workshops enabling Queensland staff from cotton growing businesses to be upskilled in cotton picker operations.  

The workshops will see a heavy focus on safety, problem solving and general operation of all models of John Deere round module building cotton pickers. Participants will receive season long access to the course content videos. 

Cotton Australia secured funding to deliver this training under the Queensland Government Micro-Credentials Program.  

Training dates   

12 February - Emerald

Cowal Ag “Jabiwarra”40 Moodewarra Rd, Emerald   

14 February - Dawson Valley 

Greg Hutchinson’s “Macander” 19351 Dawson Hwy Moura   

16 February - St George  

 Craig Saunder's “Plantation” Bowhay Rd St George   

19 February - Lower Balonne 

Frank Deshon’s “Abarue” 12730 Castlereagh Hwy Hebel 

26 Feb Macalister (Darling Downs North)

Matt McVeigh “Kolonga” 133 Daandine Soldiers Rd, Macalister

27 Feb Cecil Plains (Darling Downs)

Justin Yarrow- 192 Smith Rd Norwin

28 Feb Brookstead (Darling Downs South)

Russell Keeley. 42 Ware St, Brookstead

1 March Goondiwindi

Rob Newell at Royston

More dates and locations to be announced for late February and into March for Goondiwindi, Mungindi and the Darling Downs.

Attendance is free (funded through the Queensland Government Micro-Credential Program). You must be an Australian Citizen and live or work in Queensland to participate.   

Morning tea and lunch will be provided but please bring a chair. Numbers are limited, register to secure you place.   

To register contact Troy 

[email protected]  

Call or text 0428537200 

For NSW growers AgSkilled provides a range of fully funded accredited training.