FUTURE leaders of the rice industry have been given the support of the federal government.
The Ricegrowers’ Association of Australia (RGA) has welcomed an announcement it will be benefiting from the government’s $5 million Leadership in Agricultural Industries Fund.
Assistant Minister for Agriculture and Water Resources, Senator Anne Ruston, announced the RGA would receive $367,960 in funding to develop industry leaders into the future.
The news was welcomed by the RGA president Jeremy Morton, who was hopeful it would mean the industry can continue to grow and boom.
“It has been great leadership in the past that has brought our industry to where it is today, and through this funding we can ensure our leaders will continue to adapt and grow our industry,” he said.
RGA will use the funding to develop a Rice Industry Leadership Program.
It will be aimed at equipping participants across industry with the skills, knowledge and confidence to take on leadership roles within its main bodies and associated entities.