A program to develop the next generation of leaders in rural and regional Australia will receive $100,000 (GST Excl.) under the Australian Government’s National Landcare Program to sponsor two additional participants to build and grow their abilities in the agricultural sector.
This announcement builds on an ongoing commitment to sponsor three participants in previous and current courses of the program from 2019 – 2022, bringing the total assistance for the five participants to $250,000 (GST Excl.).
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia David Littleproud said the program was a chance for participants to learn from the best.
“For nearly 30 years this program has opened doors for those who have showed promise and commitment from the bush,” Minister Littleproud said.
“Participants will learn from community and industry leaders in agriculture, fisheries, Landcare and natural resource management. Not only will they have access to opportunities, but they will join a network of hundreds of former program members.
“This means they will have access to knowledge, resources and experience from all the program alumni, long after their stint in the program has finished. Given that nothing trumps local knowledge, this is an invaluable resource.
“I couldn’t be prouder to be supporting the next generation of rural leaders, and I know our two participants will grasp this opportunity with both hands. By backing the next generation of rural leaders, we can support the farm sector’s ambition of a $100 billion industry by 2030.”
To find out more about the program, including how to apply, visit here.
Source: Australian Government