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 Shepparton area to a free drought-preparedness workshop.
WHEN: 16 February 2022 at 6pm
WHERE: Parklake, Shepparton
The workshop will 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 Greater Shepparton City Council. Please RSVP by 14 February, 2022 to Sarah Hardwick – Sarah.firstname.lastname@example.org or SMS 0466 931 084.
To learn more about how your community can be involved in this project, email Riverine Plains Project Officer, Kate Coffey at email@example.com or phone 03 5744 1713.
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.
To download a pdf copy of the event flyer, please click here.