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Farm Ready Reimbursement Grants October 13, 2009

Posted by ctcoberon in Uncategorized.

 FarmReady is the Australian Government’s $26.5 million program that boosts training and provides opportunities for industry, farming, and natural resource management groups to develop strategies to adapt and respond to climate change. The four year program offers two types of support to the agricultural, fishing and forestry sectors: 

  • FarmReady Reimbursement Grants for individual primary producers and Indigenous land managers to attend approved climate change training activities.
  • FarmReady Industry Grants for industry organisations, primary producer and natural resource management groups to undertake projects to enable their members to adapt to the impacts of climate change. FarmReady is a key component of Australia’s Farming Future, the Australian Government’s $130 million flagship four-year initiative to improve productivity and help farmers manage climate change and climate variability.

Visit http://www.farmready.gov.au/  to see the list of approved Farm ready Courses.

Other Courses available to rural producers (some also qualify for the Farm ready grant) are:

  • The NSW TAFE system has many courses online that would interest people in rural areas – visit http://www.oten.edu.au/  for more information
  • Ruralbiz Training (www.ruralbiztraining.com.au ) offers the following courses:
    • Chemical Card Plus Online Online workshop plus home study – participants receive a home study pack, and have to complete 4 short tasks before attending an interactive online workshop (on your computer).
    • Understanding Farm Financial Statements Online FarmReady approved – course costs reimbursed for eligible Primary Producers and their families. Get value out of those financial statements your accountant prepares each year. Suitable for all farmers, even if you don’t like doing figures!
    • QuickChecks Online FarmReady approved – course costs reimbursed for eligible Primary Producers and their families. Take a snapshot of the environmental health of your farm in 3-4 hours using the simple tools you’ll learn in this workshop (looking at pastures, soils, woody vegetation, watercourses, paddock production and birds).

You are quite welcome to do your online course at your local CTC. We have a high speed internet connection, up to date computers, friendly staff and a quiet atmosphere. Please contact the CTC on 6329-8210 for any online course needs, in house courses and computer maintenance. Please visit our website www.ctcoberon.wordpress.com  for more information.

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