Funding Partners

Local Land Services
Southern Rivers CMA which is now merged into LLS have provided financial support for the MFS Project Officer position since 2010. They have also financially supported the MFS Website, MFS GrassGro® projects and contributed to Events and Communication activities.

Dept. of Agriculture (formally Dept. of Agriculture, Fisheries & Forestry)
Action on the Ground – $251,808
Monaro farm management strategies and their effects on soil carbon

Farm Ready Industry Grants – $83,700
GrassGro® modelling as a decision support tool in managing climate variability

Caring For our Country – Community Action Grants – $18,300
Managing Monaro Soil Fertility for the Long Term – getting the balance right

Caring For our Country – Community Action Grants – $19,363
Building Resilience within the Family Farm Business

Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA)
MLA Participatory Research – $69,502
Establishing persistent & productive new legumes

Producer Demonstration Site (PDS) – $39,495
Targeting fertiliser applications to soil fertility

Producer Demonstration Site Coordination (PDS) – $11,290
Proof of concept of Lean Meat Yield & Eating Quality – Eastern NSW

Sub-contract with MFS under Action on Ground Project – $169,150
Conduct soil sampling, analysis, interpretation of results & communication

MFS Genetic Evaluation Trial – In-kind
Assistance with trial design, advice, ID of teams, shearing, data entry & analysis

MFS Thermoskin Project – In-kind
Assistance with trial design, coordination, analysis & reporting of results

MFS Soil Club 2010 – 2014 – Contract Work – $5,399
Data analysis, coordination of data-base & preparation of four (4) Annual Presentations

MFS Contract Work – Dual-Purpose Cropping Trial Delegate – $5,000
Establishment counts, plant collection, photos, coordination farm walks

Sydney University
Partners in various MFS Projects including Soil Carbon ($15,400 in-kind) and NDVI Project

Central Highlands Agribusiness Forum (CHAF) / Evergraze
Perennial Pasture Evaluation Trials (2 sites) – $34,483


Landcare Australia & Woolworths Ltd
Woolworths Sustainable Farming & Landcare Australia – $12,436
Extension of GrassGro® modelling as a decision support tool in managing climate variability

Woolworths Fresh Food Future & Landcare Australia – $14,580
Targeting fertiliser to fertility

Australian Wool Innovation Ltd. (AWI)
Financial Support for 2014 MFS Trainees to attend Shearing School – $2,000

Regional Development Aust. Southern Inland (RDASI)
Financial Contribution to the 2012 MFS Traineeship Program – $5,000

NSW Farmers – Cooma Branch
Contributed $1000 to the 2014 MFS Traineeship Program

[Making More from Sheep (MMfS)
Labour Efficiency & Innovations in the Sheep Industry – $5,500