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FUTURE FISHERIES The fisheries FRDC is making its 3rd round for funding call with a deadline of September 15th. Want to know more? Click here

LANDCARE AWARDS OPEN The 2017 national Landcare awards are open for national and state-based nominations across several categories. Deadlines are as follows:  ACT – 31 July; NSW – 17 July; NT – 4 September; QLD – 4 September; SA – 15 July; TAS – 15 September; VIC – 28 June 28; WA – 10 July. More? Visit here

POMS RECOVERY CONCESSIONAL LOANSThe $5m Pacific Oyster Mortality Syndrome (POMS) Recovery Concessional Loan Scheme provides low-interest loans from $30K to $250K to oyster growers, nurseries and hatcheries that have been affected by POMS. Deadline 1 May 2018. More? Visit here

AG-PRENEURS GET HELPING HAND Agribusinesses have been swift to take up the opportunities of the Australian Government’s Entrepreneurs Program which offers support through: Accelerating Commercialisation; Business Management; Innovation Connections and Incubator Support. More? Visit Entrepreneurs’ Programme

NT SUPPORT GRANTSMatched-funding industry support grants help to develop agriculture, horticulture and fisheries industries. Applications are sought from incorporated bodies and legal entities, local partnerships between private enterprise organisations or NT-based not-for-profit community organisations or groups and local governments. Applications from individuals and individual businesses can be accepted if they show significant economic development benefits to the region. Support can be in-kind.

AUSTRALIAN WOMEN IN AGRICULTURE CONFERENCE SPONSORSHIPThe Farming Together program is sponsoring a delegate (registration only) to attend the 2017 AWiA Conference. This three-day event from 22-24 September is an excellent opportunity to widen the agricultural network for Australian farming women, who are generating 48 per cent of real farm income.This year’s conference is themed, Securing Australian Agriculture – sustaining families, farming and our future.The conference is a chance to mix with women working in agriculture and hear from speakers on managing a wide range rural issues, including innovation, sustainability, profitability and farmer health.If you wish to be considered for sponsorship to attend the conference click here.

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