Drought is an inevitable part of farming in Australia and its impacts can have enormous economic, environmental and social consequences for regional communities.
With water and feed currently in plentiful supply, now is the ideal time to prepare for future drought, and Riverine Plains Inc invites community members from the Towong Shire area to one of two, free, drought-preparedness workshops
WHEN: 18, January 2022
WHERE: Noorongong CFA Shed, 12 – 2pm; (NB Cugdewa workshop has been cancelled)
The workshop provides farmers, business operators and Indigenous custodians with the opportunity to share their different experiences of drought and learn from each other, as well strengthen personal and business connections.
• Why now is a good time to prepare for drought.
• Previous experiences of drought – what worked, what didn’t?,
• Identifying on-farm/business changes needed for the next drought,
• Accessing physical and mental health services, business supports and grants,
• How can communities be better supported during drought?,
• Importance of personal and business connections.
This workshop is being delivered as part of the Enhancing Community Networks for Drought Resilience in the Riverine Plains project, with the support of Towong Shire. Please RSVP to email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org (Ph 03 5744 1713) by 16 January, 2022.
The Enhancing Community Networks for Drought Resilience in the Riverine Plains project is funded by the Future Drought Fund’s Networks to Build Drought Resilience program, through donors the Australian Government, Foundation for Rural & Regional Renewal and the Pratt Foundation.