Support for smart farming


North-West farmers, fishers and community and industry groups are encouraged to apply for new grants to assist in protecting and improving production conditions.


Liberal Senator for Tasmania Stephen Parry said grants of between $5000 and $100,000 are available under the Smart Farms Small Grants initiative through the National Landcare Programme.


“The grants are designed to assist farmers improve and maintain the condition of soil, vegetation and biodiversity and support agricultural systems adapt to change,” he said.


“This is about passing on productive and healthy farms to future generations.


“Tasmanians have been instrumental in the National Landcare Programme and the federal government is working to encourage even more farmers and community groups to apply for grants that will help develop smart farms.


“Smart Farms Small Grants are intended to develop and extend new tools, methods and technology for farmers to continue to be at the forefront of land management.”


Farmers manage 61 per cent of Australia’s land and are national innovators, so the government is supporting these measures to assist profitably and smart farming.


Round One of the Smart Farms Small Grants is now open and closes 7 December 2017.


For more information and how to apply

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