Building resilience against economic challenges
Agriculture Victoria are hosting a series of webinars to provide farmers with practical measures about building their resilience against economic challenges.
The series will help participants identify how to safeguard their core business operations when unexpected situations occur.
The webinars complement the Government’s ongoing drought support, which includes the recently expanded On-Farm Drought Resilience Grant allowing farmers to apply for up to $5,000 for business planning and up to $5,000 for infrastructure investment.
Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes says, she knows our farmers are resilient – this series is about facing new challenges to business and being at the forefront of responding to them.
There are also new activities eligible for investment under the grant, including technologies to improve mobile phone connectivity, soil moisture probes and weed control.
The Victorian Government is delivering this support as it understands the critical importance of our agricultural and food sector, which relies on the continued operations of our farms and agribusinesses to keep the supermarket shelves stocked and food on Victorians’ tables.
Ms Sims says, “I encourage farmers to access these webinars and other support services so they’re best equipped to keep operating through these challenging times – keeping their businesses afloat, and continuing their crucial role in keeping the supply chain going.”