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Meet the latest in our Climate-Smart Farmer in Focus series, Sam McCardel. After completing the 2018 Victorian Fellowship, Sam was inspired to make significant changes to his farm in Whroo, northern Victoria.

Through the power of pig manure, Sam has been able to transform his property and turn it into a successful farm operation.

"The water-holding capacity of the soil has dramatically improved, and the life in the soil just writhes out of the musky rich dark loam. The soil has come back to life. The diversity of the grasses has also increased and the rootstock depth has improved dramatically. That’s why we can now stand the drought when neighbouring properties can’t so well."

You can read Sam’s story and apply to be a part of the 2020 Victorian Fellowship program through the link in our bio.

#aussiefarmers #farmersforclimateaction #climateaction #climatesmartagriculture
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Are you excited for Part 1 of our Regional Horizons Summit tomorrow? Flossy certainly is.

Professor Lesley Hughes, Climate Council and Macquarie University, will provide an overview of the climate change science in Australia, while Russell Mehmet, Willis Towers Watson, will help us to understand the future outlook for insurance, in particular farm insurance in light of climate change.

Follow the link in our bio to upcoming events to RSVP if you haven’t already! #paws4climate
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The next episode of our podcast, Over the Fence, is now live! We talk to journalist, farmer and author Gabrielle Chan about rural politics, life on the farm and how climate change is affecting Australia’s food sector. Find it by searching Over the Fence where ever you get your podcast and leave a review! ...

With heavy hearts we bid farewell to Verity Morgan-Schmidt today as she leaves Farmers for Climate Action to take on new, exciting challenges that will see her continue her amazing work as a champion of Australian agriculture. Verity's passion, energy and vast knowledge has driven FCA's emergence as a leader in the space where climate solutions and farming intersect. In her three and a half years with FCA, first as our inaugural CEO and then as Policy and Partnerships Director, the voices of farmers around the country were heard loud and clear and climate policy across the industry began a transformation.  Everyone at FCA will miss her immensely and we consider it a real honour and privilege to have been part of her incredible journey which we have no doubt will see Verity play a vital role in shaping a thriving farming sector for decades to come. Thank you Verity and the very best of luck. ...

It is not to late to sign up to be attend the Wagga Wagga climate change, drought and community resilience forum. This is the first in a series of forums which will present the latest in climate change science, explore the impacts of climate change that communities are already facing and discuss strategies to help communities through the next few weeks, months and years. The forums will also provide the community with tools to go out and create the community change they want to see.

Guest speakers include Dr Rob Gordon, Professor Mark Howden, Denis Ginnivan and Wendy Cohen
For more information and to RSVP, follow the link in our bio and click on Community Resilience Forums.
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We are very excited to launch our podcast, Over the Fence! It's a chance to look 'Over the Fence' at how regional communities are responding to climate change, sharing lessons & stories of success so we can learn together. Our first episode is with Cathy McGowan, former independent MP for Indi. Subscribe by searching ‘Farmers for Climate Action’ or ‘Over the Fence’ wherever you get your podcasts. ...

“Australians want climate action. We’ve had time to reflect on the mistakes of the past. Let’s set a new direction and have a sustainable and safer future for everyone.” - Brett Hall, FCA Board Director #farmersforclimateaction #showourcolours #climateactionnow #aussiefarmers #australianag ...

Happy Earth Day!
This gorgeous photo was taken by FCA board member and Longreach grazier, Angus Emmott (@angusemmottphotography). The theme for this year is climate action. We’re proud that we have over 5,000 farmers in our movement who, like Angus, are committed to achieving climate solutions both on and off farm.

Join us and farmers across the country by following the link in our bio. #earthday #earthday2020 #climateactionnow
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When governments shift their focus to recovery, we must see large amounts of stimulus flow to the regions. Here’s to more farmer delegations to Canberra (when it’s allowed again!) to ensure sustainable and thriving regional communities well into the future. #aussiefarmers #farmersforclimateaction #australianagriculture ...

While we are all grappling with Covid-19 disruption, climate impacts haven’t slowed. Our farmers remain committed to a sustainable future and the move to a zero net emissions, which includes their own role mitigating climate change. This pic was taken by Charlie Prell at his farm in Crookwell. #aussiefarmers #farmersforclimateaction #climateactionnow ...

We now have a phone number! Give us a call any week day - or leave a message over the weekend - on 1800 491 633. We’d love to hear from you. ...

The Indian Ocean Dipole was a big player in the drought and record temps last year. What is it and how will it impact our changing climate? Join our webinar tomorrow night with Dr Nerilee Abram from the ANU to learn more. Register via the link in our bio! Photo via @angusemmottphotography ...

With so much focus on food right now, we want to help you show where it comes from. Post a pic of the favourite place on your property, tag us and we’ll share it! #aussiefarmers ...

Today is ‘Take A Walk In The Park Day’, which we reckon is a good reminder to get outside and connect with the environment. Especially while practicing social isolation. Here’s a few friends showing us how it’s done! #dogsofinstagram #australianfarming #paws4climate ...

Weekends can be tough while we’re all doing our bit to flatten the curve of Covid-19. We prepared this graphic with our top tips to stay connected. Leave a comment if there’s anything you’d add! #covid_19 ...

Struggling to keep track of what is/isn’t open? We’ve got you covered! Share this picture around so everyone is on the same page and message us if you have any questions! #covid_19 ...

In this difficult time with increased isolation for an already isolated population, we want to acknowledge the incredible companionship provided by the farm dogs across Australia. We know that there are dogs who will be providing much needed support to many in rural communities. FCA would love to hear how you are managing the uncertainty and see any photos of your dogs which may brighten a grey day. #farmersforclimateaction #farmingforever #paws4climate ...

We took a group of farmers to parliament in September last year to tell pollies about their experiences with climate change and to launch our ‘Change in the Air’ report calling for a national strategy on climate and agriculture. With the spread of COVID-19 affecting Australia, we’re committed to ensuring politicians keep hearing from us. Extreme weather continues regardless of this virus and so will we. #farmingforever #aussiefarmers #australianagriculture #climateactionnow ...

We've put together a statement on how the spread of COVID-19 will affect our work and how you can help us continue to support farmers and rural Australians. Read it by clicking the link in our bio and choosing ‘our website’. #farmersforclimateaction #aussiefarming #covid_19 #agriculture ...

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In 2019, Australia had its driest spring on record, underpinning a horrific bushfire season for multiple states and territories. This year, spring is shaping up to be much wetter for most of the country, with the odds of La Niña increasing. Image: BoM

So much interest in #compost for broadacre farming we had to move to the rec centre! Ken Bailey teaching us some of the secrets to #soilhealth @NACC_NRM @NACCagriculture

Since the onset of COVID-19, many regional newspapers have ceased hard copy editions and moved online. Barnaby Joyce wants a healthy regional newspaper network, and will join Monday's #QandA panel. What's your question for him? | @abcnews https://ab.co/3fSHOTY

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