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Agricultural Development Fund (Tasmania)

Up to $3 million will be available in grants via the Agricultural Development Fund (ADF), announced by the Tasmanian Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment. 

RD&E projects should have clear on-farm benefits and clear support from industry, and preference will be given to proposals targeting: 

  • Climate-responsive agriculture 
  • Biosecurity and risk mitigation 
  • Digital transformation 
  • Rapid response 

How much? Applicants can seek up to $1 million in grant funding for projects that can be undertaken within a three-year timeframe. 

When? Applications open Friday, July 30 and close Friday 10 September. 

Find out more at the Department of Primary Industries, Parks, Water and Environment website. 


Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program

Applications are now open for the Goulburn Valley Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program, delivered by Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) and partners. 

The program develops vital skills, such as leadership, community resilience, climate science and scenario planning, tailored to the requirements of that region. 

This program is delivered in three sessions over the September-October period, with a combination of residential and online learning. 

Those who complete the program join a network of drought resilience leaders nationwide, and also have access to Community Extension grants. Successful grant applicants can receive $4000 to help them share their knowledge with their community. 

Applications for the Drought Resilience Leaders Development Program in Central Queensland will open in the coming weeks.  

To find out more and register your interest for the program in your region, visit the ARLF website. 


TasTAFE Agriskills Entry Program

Developed by TasTAFE and Fruit Growers Tasmania, Agriskills provides short, targeted courses for specific agricultural skillsets in fruit growing, vegetable, livestock and dairy. 

The three Agriskills programs provide practical training to make students and workers job-ready for careers in agriculture or production horticulture. The teaching is delivered online and face-to-face, and each completed skill program can also count towards a Cert II or III in Agriculture. 

Find out more at the TasTAFE website. 


Safe Work NSW Quad bike and SSV rebates

Rebates have been extended to June 2023.  

Eligible farmers and businesses in NSW can access up to $2000 in rebates. 

The program covers protective equipment, the purchase of SSVs and drones.  

Find out more and apply online. 

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