Free Drought and Climate Adaptation workshops for local farmers

Healthy Land and Water is hosting a series of free Drought and Climate Adaptation workshops in September in Beaudesert, Boonah and Gatton for graziers and dairy and fodder producers. Please see page over for details.

Attendees will hear from guest speakers from the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries and the University of Southern Queensland – Centre for Applied Climate Science (USQ ClimateMates) on historic rainfall patterns, main climate drivers, the current seasonal outlook and latest forecasting information and tools to help inform planning and management decisions.

The workshops will also build on local experience to help landholders understand and identify risks of longer-term climate impacts to their farming enterprises and develop adaptation strategies and plans and transformative natural resource management practices for their properties.

Producers will be supported to incorporate learnings into their property management plans to build resilience to drought and climate impacts, in their soils, pastures and farming systems.

Healthy Land and Water’s Drought and Climate Adaptation program is assisting farmers better prepare for and respond to drought and extreme climate events by providing relevant information and practical advice to help with decision making and management.

The program is delivering a wide range of climate and land management information, tools and planning support to help landholders identify risk management and climate adaptation strategies for their properties.

The program is being delivered in partnership with the Queensland Department of Agriculture and Fisheries, USQ ClimateMates, industry and community groups and regional councils.

This program is being hosted by Healthy Land and Water, through funding provided from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund. The workshops being held in the Scenic Rim are supported by Scenic Rim Regional Council, using $16,000 of grant funding provided from the Australian Government’s Drought Communities Programme (DCP) Extension.

Scenic Rim Mayor Greg Christensen said Council was delighted to use some of its drought communities funding to support Healthy Land and Water’s very important workshops.

“Agriculture is the Scenic Rim’s largest industry and our farmers have been feeling the impacts from the ongoing drought for years,” he said.

“Learning additional skills to adapt to a changing environment will help them build more resilience into their farming practices over the long-term.”

Healthy Land and Water is the natural resource management group for South East Queensland.

Working in partnership with Traditional Owners, government, private industry, utilities and the community, Healthy Land and Water delivers innovative and science-based solutions to challenges affecting the environment.

 

WORKSHOP DETAILS

For dairy and fodder producers

BEAUDESERT
DATE: Wednesday 22 September 2021 | 9.30am to 2pm
LOCATION: Beaudesert Golf Club, 135 Kerry Rd, Beaudesert
RSVP: By Wednesday 15 September

BOONAH
DATE: Wednesday 29 September | 9.30am to 2pm
LOCATION: The Outlook Centre, 4001 Ipswich Boonah Rd, Boonah
RSVP: By Wednesday 22 September

For graziers

BEAUDESERT
DATE: Thursday 23 September 2021 | 9am – 2pm
LOCATION: Beaudesert Golf Club, 135 Kerry Rd, Beaudesert
RSVP: By Thursday 16 September

BOONAH
DATE: Thursday 30 September | 9am – 2pm
LOCATION: The Outlook Centre, 4001 Ipswich Boonah Rd, Boonah
RSVP: By Thursday 23 September

GATTON
DATE: Friday 1 October | 9am – 2pm
LOCATION: Lake Apex Function Centre
RSVP: By Friday 24 September

Visit our events page: hlw.org.au/workshops/ or contact Marc Leman at marc.l@hlw.org.au or 0417 643 586 for more information about workshops.

 

This program is supported by Healthy Land and Water, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

This workshop is supported by Scenic Rim Regional Council through grant funding from the Australian Government.

 

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