Working together in Grey to farm smarter, not harder
Posted on Wednesday, 25 October, 2017
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey welcomes the
Government’s Smart Farming Partnerships funding.
“The National Landcare Program’s new Smart Farming
Partnerships will provide multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million
to put in place new and innovative sustainable land management practices, which
protect and improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity,” he
Mr Ramsey called for groups of innovative and talented
organisations and individuals in the agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm
forestry industries in the electorate to put their heads together and apply for
the $60 million Smart Farming Partnerships, which opened today.
“These Smart Farming Partnerships will support the
development, trialling and implementation of next generation farming, forestry
and fishing practices,” he said.
“The partnership grants will get behind larger projects and
support the formation of relevant and effective partnerships between
experienced and skilled organisations and individuals.
“The funding will help groups of organisations to come up
with, or take advantage of the next great idea, the benefits of which can be
shared across the community and the world.
“Having healthy and productive soils, biodiversity and
vegetation benefits farmers, communities and consumers.
“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.
“I know farmers are innovators, and the Government is
supporting that innovative thinking to help local farmers continue to farm
smarter, not harder.
“Grower groups are proactive in recognising the issues in
managing soils and this funding could enable them to make use of innovation and
research to be more productive whilst remaining enviroinmentally sustainable.
“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
the $134 million over six years for the Smart Farm grants through the next
phase of the $1 billion National Landcare Program.
Farming Partnerships are multi-year grants of between $250,000 and $4 million
for groups of organisations. The round
opens on 19 October and closes 21 December 2017.
protecting iconic places and threatened plants and animals, with more than 450
projects helping to protect these important environmental assets.
Media contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 08 8633 1744
October 17 2017