Grassroots project applications are now closed.
If you are interested in similar future projects, please complete the Expression of Interest form to the right.
Are there places on your property where you would like to improve ground cover, prevent erosion and increase carrying capacity? What would your life look like if your property was more productive and more profitable?
RCS, in collaboration with the Queensland Government Reef Water Quality Program, Fitzroy Basin Association and Reef Catchments invite graziers within the Fitzroy and Mackay Whitsundays regions to express their interest in Grassroots Project.
Grassroots Project will provide funding and support for graziers to:
✓ Develop farm management capacity
✓ Grow property production
✓ Improve land condition
What’s in it for you
✓ 2 x funded places at a GrazingforProfit™ School (GFP).
✓ One on one peer coaching via RCS Next Steps program.
✓ Annual financial benchmarking and business analysis via RCS Profit Probe™.
✓ Annual on farm consultations with RCS advisors.
✓ $10,000 budget for implementing change on farm.
✓ Property planning including mapping.
✓ 2 x funded places at a RCS Soil Health workshop.
Do you qualify to be part of the project?
✓ You can already demonstrate practice changes you have made on your property.
✓ You own/manage a property in the Fitzroy Basin or Mackay Whitsunday catchments.
✓ You have country that has low or no groundcover that can be regenerated.
✓ You have gullies or erosion hotspots that may deliver sediment into waterways.
✓ You can explain why you want to be involved in this project.
✓ You are willing to commit to three years of growing and improving your business.
✓ You can show that your grazing business is currently financially viable.
✓ You have ideally completed some or all Grazing BMP modules.
✓ You are willing to be involved in industry research.
Sound like an opportunity too good to miss? If you are interested in being a part of this project, please complete the online expression of interest form using the link above, or download the brochure for a hard copy. The RCS team will then make contact to answer your questions and complete your application process.