Why the On Farm Connectivity Program is a WIN for producers
December 11, 2023

Why the On Farm Connectivity Program is a WIN for producers

The Federal Government’s On Farm Connectivity Program couldn’t be more enticing for producers. Not only is it an opportunity to save a remarkable 50% off eligible products and shipping, which we are guessing will not happen again, the application process is also super straightforward, making it an appealing and hassle-free opportunity to embrace. Trust us when we say it is simple, we have been pleasantly surprised with how easy the application process is. Remember, we are the ones that are submitting it on your behalf.

Here is WHY

  1. Suppliers (Farmbot) completes & submits the application on your behalf (you have very tiny area to fill in). 
  2. You are not out of pocket – you pay up to 50%, the value that has been approved, the supplier claims and wait for payment.

Questions on the tip of your tongue, based on what other producers are asking:  

  • How do I apply for the program? Contact Farmbot for a quote on products of interest, we fill out your application, you submit your farm income declaration. 
  • How long will the grant be going on for? There are two rounds. The first-round finishes on the 31st May 2024, or until the $15 million of funding has been exhausted – whichever occurs first. 
  • What is the eligibility criteria? You have a registered business and ABN that operates an eligible primary product activity, and your annual average pre-tax income from primary production is between $40,000 to $2 million per year. 
  • Does the farmer have to chase up the rebate? No, this is completed by Farmbot, we do the grunt work for you.  
  • What’s the minimum amount a producer will spend? The minimum rebate is $3,000 which is around $6,000 worth of Farmbot products.  
  • Is there a maximum rebate amount? Yes, the maximum amount is $30,000 – around $60,000 worth of Farmbot products. 
  • Can we claim the Farmbot subscription? Yes, you can claim 10% off the annual subscription for each product purchased.  
  • Can you claim shipping? Yes, you can! Claim 50% off the cost of shipping.  
  • What are the most common products being purchased? The most common products that producers are purchasing through the program are Water Level Monitors, Trough Sensors, Rain Gauges, Pump Control and Flow Sensors
  • Is there an option for businesses with a turnover of more than $2million? Do you have multiple ABNs? If the answer is yes, there could be an option to apply.  

So, what’s next?  

Funding for this program is on a first-come, first-served basis. Claim back your taxes and don’t miss out on being part of this program. 

Get in touch with the experts in remote water management on 02 9030 4760.


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