After not being able to host its annual show last year, Whittlesea Agricultural Society will receive grant funding

KILMORE, Seymour and Whittlesea agricultural and pastoral societies will benefit from grants received as part of a State Government’s funding program.

The program supports the development of better facilities across Victoria’s agriculture and pastoral societies.

Minister for Agriculture Mary-Anne Thomas announced almost $300,000 in funding for 46 projects that will support societies to upgrade or establish new facilities, increase involvement in show activities and create opportunities for agriculture businesses following what was one of the toughest years for societies in 2020.

Whittlesea Agriculture Society will receive $9500 for an upgrade to the sheep pavilion; Seymour Agricultural and Pastoral Society will receive $8645 to upgrade a show room; and Kilmore Agricultural and Pastoral Society will receive $637 to purchase two gazebos and first-aid kits.

Ms Thomas said she looked forward to heading along to shows this year as they brought regional communities together and promoted Victorian agriculture.

“Agricultural and Pastoral Societies play a crucial role for many regional communities, hosting events ranging from the annual shows to markets, dances, touring entertainment and more,” she said.

“These grants will provide an opportunity for many Victorian Agricultural and Pastoral Societies to improve their facilities, which will benefit the whole community.”

The new funding program aligns with the government’s Agriculture Strategy by supporting Victoria’s agricultural and pastoral societies to promote the industry’s commitment to quality and high performance.

To find out more information and to see a full list of grant recipients, visit agriculture.vic.gov.au.

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