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Grants Program

We’re excited to share that 365 successful farm businesses have received a total of total of $7.5 million in funding through the Farms of the Future grant program. These funds contributed to the purchase of approved connectivity solutions and cutting-edge digital Agtech devices, signifying a significant leap forward in the adoption of agricultural technology in NSW.

The average grant amount per recipient is $20,685, emphasising the substantial support extended through this Agtech training and adoption initiative. The successful grant applicants, categorised by their respective Local Government Area (LGA), are:

Armidale 72
Ballina 12
Byron 8
Lismore 22
Cabonne 79
Orange 8
Carrathool 33
Griffth 18
Leeton 21
Moree 51
Narrabri 41


The Farms of the Future (FoTF) program aims to foster tech-enabled agricultural production and monitoring, by enhancing connectivity and implementing sensor equipment to drive increased productivity, and the sustainable use of agricultural resources.

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (NSW DPI) led this transformative initiative, funded by the NSW Government’s Regional Digital Connectivity program.

We're proud of the remarkable success of the program and extend our gratitude to all participants for their commitment to embracing the opportunities available through adopting new Agtech devices and enhanced connectivity, thereby revolutionising the agricultural landscape in our regions.

For further details or inquiries, please do not hesitate to contact NSW DPIRD at or Farms of the Future Grants Program | Department of Primary Industries (


Grant Details

The NSW Government opened the Farms of the Future grants program on 3rd February 2023, which provided up to $35,000 to eligible farm businesses to purchase the latest Agtech equipment and connectivity solutions to address their farm needs. 

Grant period 

Applications opened 3rd February 2023 

Applications closed 31st August 2023 

Claim period closes 29th February 2024 

Program closes 30th June 2028

The grants are closed and no further grants will be available.

Please refer to the programs Grant Guidelines for the full official information on eligibility including terms and conditions.

The Farms of the Future program is delivered by the Department of Primary Industries and Regional Development. This program is part of the Snowy Hydro Legacy Fund.