Farmers for Climate Action presents a short, practical workshop to help dairy farmers and others plan for extreme weather and climate change.
West Gippsland’s dairy farmers are already very familiar with the region’s highly variable climate. The climate is becoming warmer and drier, with long-term changes expected in the risk of extreme weather events—fire, floods, and drought. With the help of experts from the Bureau of Meteorology and Dairy Australia, workshop participants will be taken through the latest tools for seasonal forecasting and strategic decision-making at a time when climate risks are mounting.
Aimed mainly at dairy and other farmers, the workshop is also open to allied businesses, extension staff, catchment managers, farm consultants, Landcare officers, and anyone concerned about the future of agriculture in Gippsland.
Light lunch and refreshments provided. There is no charge but donations are welcome.
Dr Luke Shelley from the Bureau of Meteorology’s Agriculture Program will present on the applying seasonal forecasting tools and long-term climate projections to farm decisions.
Ms Catherine Phelps, Dairy Australia’s Program Leader for Land, Water and Carbon will offer tactics and strategies for managing dairy businesses facing climate variability and long-term risks.
This workshop is made possible with the generous assistance of the Gardiner Foundation and the Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal.