On 21 August, Farmers for Climate Action hosted Part 3 of the Regional Horizons Summit, Resilience Strategies.
In Parts 1 & 2 of the Regional Horizons Summit we heard about the threat of climate change, some of the financial implications and the possibilities that renewables and ecosystem service payments bring to agriculture. This webinar helps farmers begin planning practical strategies on their farm to help their farm business not just survive but thrive.
Associate Professor Lauren Rickards, RMIT University, provided insight into building genuine resilience, while Cam Nicholson, Agronomist, provided a framework for on farm decision making.
You can read the Regional Horizons program here https://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/portfolio/regional-horizons/
Sign the petition here https://farmersforclimateaction.org.au/portfolio/net-zero-by-2050-petition/
Associate Professor Lauren Rickards
Lauren Rickards is a co-leader of the Climate Change Transformations research programme of the Centre for Urban Research, RMIT University, and co-director of the Climate Change Exchange to facilitate learning between researchers and practitioners. An interdisciplinary researcher, Lauren is a Lead Author in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s Sixth Assessment Report and coleader of the Nature, Risk and Resilience group at the Institute of Australian Geographers. She has worked at the agriculture-climate change interface for the last fifteen years, with a focus on resilience and agricultural extension. This includes projects with Birchip Cropping Group and CSIRO, as an Associate Partner at RM Consulting Group and as coordinator of the with the Primary Industries Adaptation Research Network. @LaurenARickards
Cam Nicholson is a partner in Nicon Rural Services, a consulting business near Geelong working with the grazing and cropping industries and in natural resource management. Cam has been involved in many farmer programs for the GRDC, MLA, Dairy Australia, Southern Farming Systems and Landcare. He provides consultancy advice to farmers and lectures on animal and pasture systems at Marcus Oldham College. His most recent work has focussed on understanding and discussing risk in farming businesses and how to enhance decision making. He and his wife Fiona run a beef and sheep farm on the Bellarine Peninsula turning off cattle for the long fed Japanese market, lambs and wool.
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