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Funds for farming groups

News release
29 March 2017

Grants of up to $4,000 are now available to Eyre Peninsula farming groups working to help put sustainable agriculture into practice.

The grants, funded by the Eyre Peninsula Natural Resources Management Board and the National Landcare Programme, are available to help the region’s farming groups.

Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula Sustainable Farming Officer Mary Crawford said funding proposals for the 2017-18 ‘Managing Practice Change in Agriculture’ grant round need to contribute to sustainable agricultural production, increase soil health and promote best practice land management for the region’s soils to be eligible.

“All farmer-based groups involved in agricultural production on Eyre Peninsula can apply, including agricultural bureaus, farming systems groups and Landcare groups,” said Ms Crawford.

“We are looking at projects that will create better collaboration between land managers, industry and agencies and increase the uptake of new and innovative farm practices that will help to make farming on Eyre Peninsula sustainable for the future.”

Successful projects proposals have in the past included:

• travel and accommodation for specialised guest speakers

• subsidies to group members to travel for research and to gather knowledge

• support for field days and seminars, focused on improving links between farm production groups on Eyre Peninsula

• assistance in providing technical and group support for the adoption of new technologies and sustainable farm practices

• demonstrations and trials of new technologies to enhance farm sustainability, and

• the development of risk management tools in response to seasonal variability and impacts of climate change.

Applications for projects need to be submitted to Natural Resources Eyre Peninsula by COB Friday 19 May 2017.

For more information please contact Mary Crawford, mobile 0407187878 or or download the Application Form and Guidelines by visiting:

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