Farmers, fishers and foresters in Barker can now apply for Federal Government funding of up to $100,000 to support their natural resource management efforts.


Member for Barker, Tony Pasin said applications for Round 4 of Smart Farms Small Grants were now open.


“This is a hugely popular program that provides a real bang for buck when it comes to delivering benefits for farms, the environment and local communities,” Mr Pasin said.


“Aussie farmers not only produce the best food and fibre in the world, but they are also our greatest environmentalists.


“Our farmers have always looked after the land and through these grants we can give them a helping hand to adopt the next generation of sustainable farming practices.

“There is $6.5 million available under this round of Smart Farms Small Grants to support one- to two-year projects that boost best practice sustainable farming awareness, skills and capacity.


“We’re looking for projects across a range of areas such as pest control, vegetation management, farm input efficiency, climate and market management, and the use of new technologies.” Mr Pasin said.


Smart Farms Small Grants is a sustainable agriculture element of the National Landcare Program (NLP).


The Australian Government is investing more than $1 billion towards the second phase of the NLP from 2018-2023.


For more information and to apply, visit the Community Grants Hub


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