Farmers in our region have an opportunity to learn from the experts how to effectively manage the risks, and reap the rewards, posed by increasing temperatures, changing rainfall patterns and higher frequency severe weather events.
The Risks and Rewards of Farming in a Changing Climate conference, hosted by Farmers for Climate Action, will be held in Orange on Tuesday 10 September. The conference aims to increase resilience and the adoption of climate smart agricultural practices among primary producers in NSW Central West region.
The conference will cover topics such as changing biosecurity risks, increasing heat stress on crops and livestock, reduced water security, disruption to supply chains and the erosion of natural and social capital and will bring together experts from various fields to provide evidence based information on how to address these risks and take advantage of opportunities.
Guardian journalist, Gabrielle Chan, will be MC and the speaker line-up includes: Dr Lynette Bettio, Bureau of Meteorology; Dr Steve Crimp, Australian National University; Associate Professor Jacki Schirmer, University of Canberra; Doug McNicholl, Meat and Livestock Australia; Ben Keogh, Australian Carbon Farmers; Lorraine Gordon, Regenerative Agriculture Alliance; Cathy Waters, NSW Department of Primary Industries; Ryan Gale, MinterEllison; John Angus, CSIRO; Charlie Prell, Farmers for Climate Action; Dr Peter Ampt, Sydney University; Paul Ryan, Australian Resilience Centre; and Guy Webb – SoilCQuest 2031.
The conference keynote speakers will be Richard Heath, Australian Farm Institute Executive Director and Richard Bull, former Nationals NSW MP and NSW Local Land Services Board Chair of Chairs.
There will also be panel discussions covering managing carbon in the landscape, technology and innovation as well as farming systems and resilience.
The Risks and Rewards of Farming in a Changing Climate conference will be held at the Orange Ex-Services Club on Tuesday 10 September from 8am to 7:30pm. Tickets are $60 per person and can be purchased from: www.farmersforclimateaction.org.au/orange_conference.
For more information contact Peter Holding: Peter@farmersforclimateaction.org.au.