The Tasmanian Farmers and Graziers Association (TFGA) has welcomed the addition of a grants component to the Government’s On-farm Energy and Irrigation Audit Program.

TFGA CEO Peter Skillern said that energy costs were a major burden on the price of production in Tasmania and the adjustment to the program would help farmers to build more economically viable businesses.

“Primary producers are increasingly looking for alternative options to power their businesses, and this grant process will allow them to make more informed choices with regards to their energy needs,” Mr Skillern said.

“We encourage Tasmanian primary producers to make the most of the grant program to implement reliable and affordable power supplies on their farms.”
TFGA Communications Manager Kirsten Woolley