Grants are available for vocational training and business planning as part of the Government's drought strategy.
Grants are available for vocational training and business planning as part of the Government's drought strategy. Jamie Brown

Farmers share in $45m agricultural training program

NSW farmers are now eligible to receive $5000 individual grants to participate in vocational training and farm business planning.

As well as the grants for individuals, the new Farm Business Skills program allocates a maximum of $9000 for each farm business, able to be claimed over the next five years.

Primary Industries Minister Niall Blair said the $45 million scheme was a core component of the government's $300 million drought strategy.

"This $45 million program provides farmers with the funding they need to up-skill and develop farm business plans, as part of this government's five-year strategy to help the sector be better prepared and better able to manage risks," he said.

Visit http://www.raa.nsw.gov.au to apply.



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