Fine tuning farm planning for climate risk in Gippsland

15 November 2021

Farmers will have an opportunity to gather and share ideas on how to better equip their farm business for managing climate risk in workshops to be held at Bairnsdale (24 November) and Maffra (25 November) this month.

Livestock Industry Development Officer Janice Dowe said the workshops will provide insights into likely future seasonal patterns, based on CSIRO modelling as part of the Victorian Climate Projections report (2030).

“The workshops will discuss the projected impacts on Gippsland farming such as changes in rainfall patterns, temperature increases, and variable growing seasons.

“Many Gippsland farmers are already responding to climate variability and are adjusting their farming practices, including pasture management and species selection.

“Workshop participants will have the opportunity to discuss possible impacts on their farm business and explore practical strategies for adapting their farming practices in response to a more variable and changing climate,” said Ms Dowe.

Workshop presenters include:

Please register by 5 pm the day prior on Eventbrite:

For more information email Janice Dowe or phone on 0437 282 315.

Delivered as part of the ‘Managing your farm in a changing climate: Adapting agricultural practice to a changing Gippsland climate’ project, funded through the Department of Environment Land Water and Planning.

The Local Economic Recovery “On Farm Recovery Support Services” project is jointly funded by the Victorian Government and Commonwealth Government under the Commonwealth-State Disaster Recovery Funding Arrangements (DRFA).

Media contact: Helen Vaughan

Phone: 0409 255 140