SUPPORTING MANSFIELD AGRICULTURE AND PASTORAL SOCIETY

Victorian agricultural and pastoral societies will be supported to continue putting on events and upgrade infrastructure through support from the Andrews Labor Government.

Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes today announced Mansfield Agricultural and Pastoral Society will share in $300,000 in funding amongst 39 societies from across Victoria as part of the 2019-20 Agricultural and Pastoral Society Grants Program.

Grant packages of up to $10,000 will help societies to upgrade or establish new facilities, encourage greater local involvement in show activities, create opportunities for agricultural businesses to engage with the community and enhance business activities to help in show planning.

Mansfield Agricultural and Pastoral Society have been successful with a $10,000 grant towards their $13,816 upgrade of the animal nursery and Small Animal Care Facility.

The funded projects will deliver exciting events that provide a direct benefit to agricultural communities, which will in-turn build confidence in agriculture and support regional economies and jobs.

For a full list of the successful recipients, visit agriculture.vic.gov.au.

Quotes attributable to Member for Northern Victoria Jaclyn Symes

“Agricultural shows are a beloved part of regional Victoria – they play an important role by promoting agriculture and showcasing local art, craft and artisanal produce.”

“These grants will not only improve our regional annual shows, but they’ll also benefit the whole community through the various events hosted at these facilities throughout the year.”