DAN TEHAN MP
MINISTER FOR TRADE, TOURISM & INVESTMENT
FEDERAL MEMBER FOR WANNON

INVESTING IN WANNON'S SMART FARMERS

March 11, 2021

The Australian Government continues to back farmers in Wannon by helping them adopt the next generation of sustainable farming practices through the $6.48 million Smart Farms Small Grants Initiative.

Member for Wannon, Dan Tehan said he was pleased by the great ideas put forward by the successful local applicant under Smart Farms Small Grants.

“This investment encourages clever ideas and goes directly to the grass roots, empowering locals to deliver benefits for their communities and natural resources,” Mr Tehan said.

Perennial Pasture Systems will receive funding of $27,000 to collect data on seasonal pasture yields with GPS and timestamps for satellite imaging and calibration of existing remote sensing pasture quantity systems to allow for improved grazing management strategies.

Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management David Littleproud said our farmers produce the best food and fibre in the world because of their ingenuity, resilience, and incredible work ethic.

“They have always looked after the land and this program supports their continued environmental stewardship by backing clever ideas that deliver good on-ground results,” Minister Littleproud said.

“The Australian Government is investing almost $6.5 million through the fourth round of Smart Farms Small Grants towards a diverse range of local projects across Australia.”

“They aim to improve environmental, economic and social outcomes through better sustainability, productivity, and profitability in the food, fibre and forestry industries.”

“This is a key National Landcare Program initiative and part of the Australian Government’s commitment to helping industry towards its target of growing the sector to $100 billion by 2030.”

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