SheepConnect SA began in 2009 and is the AWI’s lead extension project in SA, and one of the six extension networks across Australia set up to deliver the latest industry information and skill development for wool and sheep producers.
The funding boost will help expand the SheepConnect SA program to better cover the State’s important pastoral wool growing region across the SA Arid Lands, SA Murray Darling Basin and the Northern & Yorke and Eyre Peninsulas.
SheepConnect SA is delivered through Rural Solutions SA, the regional delivery division of Primary Industries and Regions SA.
AWI has also committed $200,000 of its own funds to Sheep Connect SA for the next 12 months, with additional funding and program support provided by regional Natural Resource Management boards and the SA Sheep Industry Fund.
Information regarding the expanded SheepConnect SA Program and AWI will be available via information stands at this week’s 19th Biennial Conference of the Australian Rangeland Society in Port Augusta, from 25 to 28 September 2017.