Category: Minister for Agriculture

New Grants Keeping Critical Food Supply Businesses Going

Food production businesses and farms in Victoria will be supported in making their workplace safe and keeping supply chains uninterrupted thanks to support from the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture and Regional Development Jaclyn Symes today launched the Business Adaptation grants program – part of the Working for Victoria Agriculture Workforce Plan – to support […]

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Funding Boost For Agricultural And Pastoral Societies

Victorian agricultural and pastoral societies will be supported to continue putting on events and upgrade infrastructure through support from the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced $300,000 in funding will go to 39 societies from across Victoria as part of the 2019-20 Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants Program. Grant packages of […]

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A Buzz – Backing Victorian Apiarists On World Bee Day

The Andrews Labor Government is continuing to back the state’s $17.5 million apiary industry by ensuring that Victoria’s beekeepers have the tools they need to tackle any biosecurity threats and protect our vital horticulture sector. Keeping Victoria secure and free from pests and diseases is a major priority for the Labor Government – as demonstrated […]

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Upskilling Workers To Boost Victoria’s Dairy Workforce

Job seekers matched with Victorian dairy farmers looking for help will be brought up to speed with specific training as part of a new program run by Dairy Australia and backed by the Victorian Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced $715,000 for the Dairy Farm Induction Program, which will help job seekers rapidly […]

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Online Cuppa And Chat Making A Connection

An online support network is encouraging rural women to put the kettle on or have a splash of wine whilst having a virtual chat to share ideas and experiences in staying connected during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched the Virtual Country Cuppas to support rural women in combatting feelings of […]

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Digital Gains For Grains And Ag Students At Longerenong

Longerenong College near Horsham is ploughing ahead with providing agricultural students access to the latest in agriculture technology, backed by the Victorian Government. New machinery and other equipment including a new airseeder, self-propelled boomspray, variable rate fertiliser spreader and remote sensing equipment has arrived in time for planting this year’s cereal, pulse and oilseed crops. […]

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Upskilling The Next Generation Of Victorian Farmers

Young farmers across Victoria are being encouraged to take advantage of an opportunity to expand their skills, knowledge and agricultural expertise through the latest program backed by the Andrews Labor Government. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today launched this year’s Upskill and Invest Young Farmers Scholarships, which allows successful applicants to access study and training, […]

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Continued Support For Drought Affected Farmers

Drought-impacted farmers will now be able to receive expanded grant support from the Victorian Government to ensure they have more access to the technology and expertise they need now and to prepare for future seasons. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes today announced the changes to funding programs to acknowledge the ongoing challenges farmers are facing […]

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Game On For 2021 With One-Year Hunting Licence Extension

Victoria’s 50,000-plus recreational game hunters will be compensated for lost hunting opportunities with the Andrews Labor Government set to extend all current game licences by one year. In recognition of the unprecedented impact on Victoria’s game hunters caused by mandatory social distancing measures, the expiry date of all current game licences administered by the Game […]

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Backing Agriculture Businesses During Coronavirus

The Victorian Government is working closely with the state’s agricultural sector to ensure its crucial supply chains can continue unbroken during the coronavirus pandemic. Minister for Agriculture Jaclyn Symes has established the Victorian Agriculture Industry Reference Group, bringing together Agriculture Victoria and industry representatives. This has been done to share information from the Government, ensure […]

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