The Federal Government is investing more than $5 million – including $308,250 in Indi – to help equip farmers with new skills and knowledge to improve sustainability and their bottom line.
Nationals Senator for Victoria Bridget McKenzie welcomed the announcement, saying Victorian farmers have always been early adopters of new technologies.
“These recently funded projects show the determination of many in the North East to continue that tradition,” Senator McKenzie said.
“These successful projects are all share a common theme of improving on-farm resilience and sustainability.”
Successful Indi grant applications:
- Kiewa Catchment Landcare Group: $50,000
- Burgoigee Creek Landcare Group: $50,000
- Carboor- Bobinawarrah Landcare Group: $49,000
- Greta Valley Landcare Group: $44,000
- The Winemakers of Rutherglen: $38,000
- Up2Us Landcare Alliance (Mansfield): $43,920
- Landcare Victoria (Corryong, Cudgewa, Tintaldra, Nariel Valley): $33,330
Grants have been given to farming and landcare groups for projects related to sustainable farming education, pest management, improving soil health, agroforestry and more.
Agriculture Minister David Littleproud said 113 projects nationally will receive grants of up to $50,000 from the third round of the Smart Farms Small Grants program.
“Australian agriculture has a long history of early adoption of innovation – the ingenuity of our farmers never ceases to amaze me,” Minister Littleproud said.
“They have always looked after the land and we are giving them a helping hand through this grants program to adopt best practice natural resource management methods.
“These are projects happening throughout the country and are about improving the resilience and productive capacity of farms.”
For more information on the Smart Farms Small Grants program visit: agriculture.gov.au