Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased three projects under the Smart Farm grants have been awarded funding on Eyre Peninsula.
“This Federal funding has been provided to help farmers adopt sustainable and innovative land and natural resource management practices,” he said.
“This funding was provided through Round 2 of the Smart Farms Small Grants program to reward innovative proposals that improve farming practices and boost productivity.
“We have some excellent examples of innovative farm practices throughout Grey in our ag and aquaculture industries and the successful recipients of these grants are often leading the way in building resilience and sustainability in their industry.”
Successful recipients include:
- Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation Incorporated will receive $96,260 toward adapting cropping systems to changing climatic conditions to reduce inputs and maximise water use through improving crop competitiveness.
- Eyre Peninsula Agricultural Research Foundation Incorporated will receive $99,131 to implement perennial pasture systems for the Upper Eyre Peninsula and other dryland farming areas.
- Lower Eyre Agricultural Development Association Inc will receive $183,400 for increasing adoption of new techniques combining physical, chemical and plant based interventions to improve soil function on Eyre Peninsula
“These grants are about encouraging Aussie farmers to adopt tools and practices that lead to a more sustainable and profitable agricultural sector,” Mr Ramsey said.
“Almost $9.25 million in grants have been awarded to 110 projects across the country with four in total to Grey, three on the EP and one on Yorke Peninsula.
“I am particularly proud of the successful projects put forward in Grey which will go towards helping farmers right across the country.”
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 8633 1744 April 9 2019