Funding for agri achievers

By Riverine Herald

BUDDING agricultural scientists, innovators and researchers from across the Murray electorate could share in up to $286,000 in grant funding for their agricultural research project ideas.

The Science and Innovation Awards recognise the ideas of the country’s innovative 18-35 year olds, helping them turn lightbulb moments into reality.

Member for Murray Damian Drum urged passionate young people to put their ideas forward for improving the productivity, competitiveness and sustainability of their industries.

“Many of the best new ideas come directly from passionate young people already working in those industries,” Mr Drum said.

“The Goulburn and Murray Valleys have a wealth of young talent on our orchards, dairy farms, grazing properties, vineyards and cropping enterprises who are coming up with innovative ways to boost productivity and sustainability in their chosen fields.

“Each winner from the 13 industry award categories will receive a grant of up to $22,000.

“A $22,000 grant could go a long way to making these ideas a reality, to moving their industries forward and in helping to advance a prosperous career in agriculture.”

Applications close today.

The recipients of the awards will be publicly presented as part of the Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics and Sciences (ABARES) Outlook 2019 conference in Canberra.

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