Farmers encouraged to apply for funding

Young farmers across the Mildura electorate have the opportunity to apply for funding so they are better equipped to face the farming challenges and opportunities of the future, Member for Mildura, Peter Crisp, has announced. 

Mr Crisp said scholarships of up to $10,000 were available to farmers and farmhands under 35 years of age to help them improve development and career progression. 

“$5000 is available for study and another $5000 is available for farmers to invest on-farm or in professional development activities to help put new skills into practice,” he said. 

Mr Crisp said the scholarship program was designed so it can be flexible to fit in with the demands of farmers and farmhands across the state. 

“Some of the courses eligible include human resources training, business management, a Diploma in Agriculture, a Diploma of Agribusiness Management and on-farm technical training,” he said. 

Applications for the Young Farmers Scholarship Program close on August 26. 

More information on the program is available at www.vic.gov.au/youngfarmers

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