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Laying the groundwork for the next generation of turf leaders

The Australian turf industry is set to benefit from the Government’s $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund.

Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Luke Hartsuyker, said the funding would support the future development of industry leaders for this important industry.

“The Government is investing in the next generation of leaders in the turf industry to help drive future growth,” Minister Hartsuyker said.

“Developing and expanding the turf industry leadership capacity and expertise will be key to taking this industry forward.

“We are supporting the turf industry’s goals through the Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund, with $50,000 to send potential leaders on leadership courses run by the Australian Institute of Company Directors and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.

“Undertaking targeted training through these highly-regarded providers will assist these organisations in the development of their leadership capability and capacity.

“This leadership development will assist the turf industry to advocate for its 250 turf growers who produce $300 million worth of turf.

“We want to ensure Turf Producers Australia is able to advocate agricultural and rural issues, and champion their industries’ priorities to the wider community and across government.

“This is an important project that will have a lasting impact on the turf industry. It will help leadership development upskill the current turf industry leaders.

“As well as developing leaders within the industry, this funding will help grow links within the industry.”

Source: Australian Government

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