Events

We'd love you to join us at one of our upcoming events.

Monday, February 19, 2018 at 05:00 PM through February 22, 2018
Seymour, Victoria

Victorian Masterclass 2018

Are you a producer in Victoria? Committed to sustainability? Passionate about the long-term prosperity of the agricultural sector?

Farmers for Climate Action invites leading Victorian farmers and other producers to apply to join a new Climate-Smart Agriculture Fellowship in Victoria.

We're looking for people with the potential to change the game, shape opinion and policy, and help agriculture and rural communities manage climate risks and prosper in a low-carbon world.

We'll give 20 Fellows the training, as well as ongoing support and encouragement, to promote climate-smart agriculture. The CSA Fellowship kicks off with a three-day masterclass in Seymour, 19–22 February 2018.

The masterclass gives CSA Fellows the chance to:

  • Strengthen their grasp on climate science and policy, and discuss what these mean for agriculture and rural communities in Victoria.
  • Explore examples of cutting-edge mitigation and agricultural adaptation strategies, supporting farmers and rural communities to deal with climate change risk and uncertainty, and take up opportunities.
  • Learn from and talk directly to leading researchers, thinkers, and practitioners—as well as each other.
  • Develop skills in media and communications, advocacy, community organising, and project planning.
  • Become part of a new, mutually supportive Fellowship that will grow in years to come.

Applications to the Masterclass close 5:00 p.m., Friday, 15 December 2017. Tuesday, 19 December, 2017. (Deadline extended!)

We know that three days is a lot to ask, so Farmers for Climate Action will cover the costs of attendance, but places are limited to 20.

Want to know more? Know someone who might be interested? Keen to apply? More information, including selection criteria, can be found here.

We look forward to hearing from you.

Corey Watts, FCA Victorian Coordinator


Monday, March 05, 2018 at 03:00 PM through March 07, 2018
The Farmhouse Eumundi in Eumundi, Australia

QLD Farmers Summit

You are invited  to apply to attend the inaugural Farmers for Climate Action QLD Summit.

From Monday 5th March 2018 to Wednesday 7th March, we'll give 10 Queensland farmers and graziers an opportunity to learn from some of Queensland's leading experts on climate smart agriculture, energy policy and to explore threats and future opportunities for our industry.

We're looking for people with the potential to change the game, shape opinion and policy, and help agriculture and rural communities manage climate risks and prosper in a low-carbon world.

If you're a farmer or grazier and the above sounds like you - apply today by emailing qld@farmersforclimateaction.org.au by Friday 16th February.

Together, we'll map out a path to rise above the immediate threats to our industry (including the destruction of the Galilee Basin and devastation of our groundwater) and collectively build our vision for a thriving, vibrant sector into the future.

By attending the summit you will:

• Directly shape Farmers for Climate Action's approach to tackling the looming challenges threatening Queensland's farmers, including expansion of the Galilee Basin and other fossil fuel encroachments
• Explore examples of cutting-edge mitigation and agricultural adaptation strategies, supporting farmers and rural communities to deal with climate change risk
• Hear from leading climate and energy experts and explore opportunities for rural Queensland
• Develop skills in media and communications, advocacy, community organising, and project planning

Applications to the Summit close at noon on Friday 16th February and places are strictly limited

The Farmers for Climate Action Summit will be held at the gorgeous Farm House Eumundi and will run from mid-afternoon on Monday 5th March, to 1pm on Wednesday 7th March - just time to get you home for the milking. (for our dairy farmers!)

Travel costs, accommodation and catering will be all covered by Farmers for Climate Action. 

Want to apply or keen to learn more? Good, it's easy. Just write a few paragraphs about yourself and farming background and why you would like to attend and email qld@farmersforclimateaction.org.au by 9am, Friday 16th February, or Michael Kane if you would like to discuss your application on 0438 766 230

Please note - this summit is only open to farmers, graziers and those who are directly involved in primary production. If you are not actively engaged in agriculture, please accept our sincere thanks for your ongoing support!