Farmers encouraged to apply for funding

21 July 2016


Thursday 21 July 2016

Young farmers in the Euroa electorate have the opportunity to apply for funding so they are better equipped to face the challenges and opportunities of farming, Member for Euroa and Deputy Leader of the Nationals Steph Ryan said today.

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

“Young farmers can access $5000 for study and a further $5000 to invest in on-farm or professional development activities to put new skills into practice,” Ms Ryan said.

"This is a great opportunity for anyone who is pursuing a career in agriculture and I encourage young farmers form across our region to apply.”

Ms Ryan 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,” Ms Ryan said.

“Applications for the Young Farmers Scholarship Program are open until 26 August 2016 with recipients expected to be announced in late October 2016.”

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

 

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