Funding available for innovative farmers

18/10/2017

Grants of between $250,000 and $4 million are now available for farming groups or organisations to implement new and innovative sustainable land management practices which protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.
 
Rick Wilson MP, Member for O’Connor, is calling for groups of innovative and talented organisations and individuals in the agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries to put their heads together and apply for the National Landcare Program’s $60 million Smart Farming Partnerships.
 
The partnerships will support the development, trialling and implementation of next generation farming, forestry and fishing practices, Mr Wilson said.
 
“These grants will get behind larger projects and support the formation of partnerships between experienced and skilled organisations and individuals,” he said.
 
“Organisations will be supported to come up with or take advantage of the next great idea."
 
“Applying sustainable land and water management practices on the ground and harnessing local knowledge is delivering tangible environmental and financial benefits to our communities and farm businesses—that is why the government has invested $1 billion in
the future of Landcare."
 
“Farmers in O’Connor are innovators and the government is supporting that innovative thinking to help local farmers continue to farm smarter, not harder."
 
“I encourage interested parties to get in touch with my office to find out more about the Smart Farming Partnerships and how to apply.”
 
For more information on the grant and how to apply: www.nrm.gov.au
 
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Media Contact: Andrew Brosnan 0488 643 593
Funding available for innovative farmers

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