Funds injection to boost rural leadership is welcomed

WELCOME NEWS: National Farmers Federation chief executive officer Tony Mahar and Assistant Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Luke Hartsuyker.
WELCOME NEWS: National Farmers Federation chief executive officer Tony Mahar and Assistant Agriculture and Water Resources Minister Luke Hartsuyker.

A NEW $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund was unveiled this week.

The fund is set to bolster the country’s $60 billion rural sector and to help develop leadership capacity. 

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Luke Hartsuyker, announced the grant to coincide with National Agriculture Day on Tuesday.

“The National Farmers’ Federation will receive $206,070 to deliver an eight-day immersive leadership course run through the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation,” he said. 

“The National Irrigators Council will receive $137,900 to train future leaders ... through external training provided by the Australian Institute of Company Directors, Australian Rural Leadership Foundation and the Peter Cullen Trust.” 

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