Agricultural groups in Grey will benefit from Landcare Smart Farms Small Grant funding to adapt to change, innovate and become more sustainable.
Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said the Agricultural Bureau of South Australia has been successful with two grants under the program totalling almost $140,000 to implement more sustainable farming practices. The Hart Field Site Group has also been successful securing funding of $91,587 to run workshops to support land managers to implement more sustainable agricultural practices and increase productivity. This grant will help Hart Field Site Group train the next generation of farmers to be sustainable from the start. The project will use new methods to train farmers, through a series of workshops, and build the knowledge and skills of early career farmers (0-8 years experience).
Research and agronomic expertise will be included to ensure the most recent information in sustainable farming practices is presented.
Research and Extension Manager Hart Field-Site Group Dr Sarah Noack said Hart is very pleased to see the continuation of the early career farmer workshop series in the Mid North.
“The project will build the knowledge and skills of participants in a range of agronomic areas through lecture style and field based practical sessions,” she said.