Federal Member for Grey Rowan Ramsey said he is pleased a project under the Smart Farm grants have been awarded funding on Yorke 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.”
The successful recipient on YP is YP Alkaline Soils Group Incorporated which has received $71,500 for building resilience and long-term farm profitability through increased understanding of soil fertility and the benefit from greater crop diversity.
“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 Eyre Peninsula and one on Yorke Peninsula.
“I am particularly proud of the successful projects in Grey which will go towards helping farmers right across the country,
Media Contact: Leonie Lloyd-Smith 8633 1744 April 9 2019