Member for Barker Tony Pasin is calling on local landholders and community groups to apply for round 2 of Smart Farms Small Grants.

Mr Pasin said Landcare groups, NRM bodies, Indigenous organisations and community groups in Barker could apply for grants of between $5,000 and $200,000.

“The Coalition Government is supporting farmers and community groups to make a difference,” said Mr Pasin.

“This is a chance for local landholders to receive funding and build on the work they’ve already started.

“I know there is a lot of work being done locally to support smart farming practices and to protect and improve natural resources. Agriculture is one of our most innovative industries,” Mr Pasin said.

“We are providing funding for new projects to improve our soil, biodiversity and vegetation.

“They will also help support water security and promote climate-smart farming.

“The first round of funding was highly competitive and I strongly encourage those who missed out to apply again.”

“The future of agriculture lies in sustainable farming and land management, and we want to help that along.”

The Smart Farm Small Grants aim to support the adoption of best practices that improves the management and quality of our natural resources and increases on-farm productivity.

Applications for round 2 will close at 11:30 pm AEDT on Friday 11 January 2019.

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Contact: Charlotte Edmunds 8531 2466