Climate-Smart Farmers in Focus

Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of around 5000 farmers. We're so proud of the work they are doing to adapt to, and mitigate, climate change.

On this page we're bringing together just some of their stories.

 

Lucinda Corrigan

Lucinda Corrigan is Farmers for Climate Action's chair and a climate-smart farmer. Read on to find out what she's up to on-farm.

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Dorothy Henderson

Climate-Smart Farmer Dorothy Henderson farms west of Esperance, WA. She says she and her neighbours are all having to manage "longer dry periods, lack of run-off rains, water deficiencies and concerns about feed and fodder on hand to tide the stock over until the next growing season".

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Simon Gedda

Simon Gedda is a Queensland grazier who has found that a ‘healthy environment equals healthy cows equals a healthy bank account!’

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Rob, Kim, Lachlan and Diamond Lee

Larras Lee farmer Rob Lee and his family have had to manage with only half their annual winter rainfall for the past three years.

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Kerrie and Graham McMartin

Kerrie McMartin grows commercial crops of lychees, custard apples and sugar cane as well as running a pick-your-own strawberry agritourism business at Bli Bli on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast. She says her family's approach to farming is to work with nature.

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Robert Quirk

Robert is a Tweed Valley cane farmer who is also an advocate and teacher of sustainable farming practices.

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Gavin Scurr

Gavin Scurr is managing director of Piñata Farms. Piñata Farms was named Horticulture Farmer of the Year at the Weekly Times Coles 2018 Farmer of the Year Award.

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Alisdair Tulloch

Alisdair Tulloch is fifth-generation grapegrower and winemaker at Keith Tulloch wines, which has been certified as carbon neutral by the Federal Government.

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Simon Wallwork and Cindy Stevens

Simon Wallwork farms at Corrign, WA, with his partner Cindy Stevens. Simon's adapting on farm but he's got a clear message for our political and agricultural leaders: "The industry needs to get on the front foot in terms of influencing policy for West Australian agriculture and agriculture at a national level. We’re adapting as we go, but we can’t keep doing it alone."

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Angus and Kelly Whyte

Angus (Gus) Whyte runs livestock at Wentworth, NSW with his wife Kelly. Angus writes: "Our attitude to farming is simply to work with nature rather than against, so we no longer have weeds, we have “plants with stories” that we can learn from and our aim is to make our business simple and our ecosystem extremely complex: the more complex the better."

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Jon Wright

Jon Wright is a beef seedstock and commercial producer from Cowra in central-west New South Wales. Jon is focussed on breeding a low methane line of cattle because "Science has shown that highly feed efficient cattle produce less methane per kilogram of beef produced".

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