From the National Farmers Federation
The Federal Government Department of Agriculture, Water and Environment has provided $4m in funding to the National Farmers’ Federation to develop and trial the Scheme. Funding has been made available through the $34m Agriculture Stewardship Package.
The package recognises that farmers, as stewards of the environment and as land managers are providing benefits to the wider community. Many small and medium sized farmers would like to do more, and the Australian Government is taking the lead to support further stewardship activities by farmers.
With a wide range of industries, issues and differing priorities, a consultative approach is being adopted in all phases. If you or your organisation wish to be involved in consultation, please contact the project manager by email firstname.lastname@example.org.
To read more about the project and watch a recording of the NFF’s recent webinar held on 4th May, visit the National Farmers’ Federation website.
They are inviting farmers and organisations to complete a survey in order to shape the design of the trial.
Click the button below to go straight to the survey (estimate 10 minutes to complete).
There’s no apparent closing date for the survey, but don’t leave it too long.
Markets: please pass this information on to your stall holders.