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Farms of the Future - NSW Gov Grant Fund

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Farms of the Future Grants


Grants to purchase digital technology and connectivity solutions for NSW primary producers is estimated to be announced in early February, 2023.

Grant guidelines will be made available in early February, 2023. 

Grant Applications close: 31 August 2023 

Claim Applications close 29th February, 2024

Program Closes: 30 June 2025 


Who can apply?
  • Primary producers with a primary production enterprise in any agricultural industry as specified in the guidelines

  • Primary producers with an ABN and minimum turnover of $40,000 per annum.

  • The primary production enterprise operates as either a sole trader, partnership, trust or private company, or a combination of these structures. 

  • Producers who have completed the Farms of the Future (FoTF) training program and received a certificate of completion. 

The primary producer business must be located in the program local government areas (LGAs) listed below: 

  • Orange and Cabonne 

  • Byron, Ballina and Lismore 

  • Armidale 

  • Moree Plains and Narrabri 

  • Carrathool, Griffith and Leeton 

Padman Automation is a 30 year, family owned and run business
Padman's automated irrigation solution allows you to deliver the right amount of water at the right place and at the right time. Our cloud-based system combines real time data on soil and crop conditions with automation tools to plan and control irrigation. Save hundreds of hours of labour, maximise crop yield and quality – all while optimising water efficiency!
Padman Automation Solutions for Cane Farmers
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Donna Wiseman, Colleambally

I said to my husband, the year I turn 50 is the year I'm not doing syphons anymore. So we started buying Padmans flat out and we haven't looked back

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Darryl Lukies, Katamatite

"…easy to use and had allowed tremendous labour savings"

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Rob Black, Colleambally

"I can go away overnight and come back the next morning and I've had maybe 6-7 changes in that time"

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