Farm safety grants for good ideas are available from a 1.6 million fund

The Australian Government has opened applications for up to $1.6 million in grants for activities that improve farm safety outcomes across Australia. The fund ha sthe aim of increasing safety awareness and training to save lives on farms where 1 in 5 workplace fatalities are recorded. Finding ways to get safety messaging out there on […]

Future Drought Fund’s drought resilience leaders program has been launched

Rural leaders across Australia will soon have access to leadership training and a mentoring program with a focus on building drought resilience, with the launch of the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders Program (DRLP).   Australian Rural Leadership Foundation (ARLF) CE Matt Linnegar said the DRLP, launched today by Minister for Agriculture, Drought and […]

Future Drought Fund is creating drought resilient leaders with $11 million funding

The Australian Government is investing in building drought resilient leaders through the $5 billion Future Drought Fund. Minister for Agriculture, Drought and Emergency Management, David Littleproud said enquiries for the Drought Resilience Leaders program have now opened – giving farmers and regional communities an opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through training and mentoring programs […]

WA Farmers livestock welcomes inquiry into food labelling by the Senate

WA Farmers supports the Australian red meat and livestock industry position for minimum regulated standards that prohibit the use of plant protein descriptors that contain any reference to animal flesh or products made predominately from animal flesh. Including but not limited to “meat”, “chicken”, “beef”, “goat” and “lamb” and the use of livestock images on […]

Local greengrocer picked as cream of the crop and awarded industry-first scholarship

A Chadstone Victoria local is one of the first recipients of the Melbourne Market Authority (MMA) Greengrocery Scholarship, enabling him to undertake an industry-first qualification after decades in the trade. With over 30 years’ of on-the-job experience, Anthony Natoli (52) has been recognised for his industry knowledge and awarded a full-tuition scholarship to complete Certificate […]