Focused on healthy practices
Grants provide support for healthier, more productive soil for our farmers
THE Federal Government is giving farmers, businesses and community organisations between $250,000 and $4 million in grant funding to develop new practices to better manage, protect and improve their soil health.
The money is drawn from Landcare’s $60 million Smart Farming Partnerships.
Federal Member for Wide Bay Llew O’Brien invited groups of innovative and talented organisations and individuals in the agriculture, fishing, aquaculture and farm forestry industries to apply for the grants.
“Smart Farming Partnerships support the development, trialling and implementation of next-generation farming, forestry and fishing practices,” Mr O’Brien said.
He said the financial support would enable collaboration between farmers and industry on a range of projects.
“The partnership grants will support larger projects and assist the formation of connections between experienced and skilled
❝ Having healthy and productive soils, biodiversity and vegetation benefits farmers, communities and consumers.
— Llew O’Brien
organisations and individuals,” Mr O’Brien said.
The grants 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,” Mr O’Brien said.
“Applying sustainable land and water management practices on the ground and harnessing local knowledge delivers tangible environmental and financial benefits to our communities and farm businesses.”
Nationally, Landcare supports more than 450 projects that improve the condition of soils, vegetation and biodiversity.
“Farmers in Wide Bay are innovators, and the government is supporting their innovative thinking to help local farmers continue to farm smarter, not harder,” Mr O’Brien said.
DIGGING DEEP: Landcare’s $60 million Smart Farming Partnerships will give money to farm groups to improve soil health.
Wide Bay MP Llew O’Brien.