BCG’s first Young Farmer Network event of the year, Igniting Resilience will be held at the Pioneer Settlement Swan Hill on Friday the 17th of March from 5.00pm. The free event will focus on building drought resilience and connection with The Unbreakable Farmer, Warren Davies as guest speaker. Register today at www.bcg.org.au/events
The Unbreakable Farmer’s story is a must-hear that will inspire, connect and create hope. Warren engages with his audience through story telling. His down-to-earth approach makes his story and strategies relevant to all.
BCG Senior Manager of Extension and Communication Kelly Angel, who leads BCG’s Young Farmer Network, said the event is not to be missed: “Warren’s message is simple and so important at any time of our lives but particularly post-pandemic and following the heighten stresses brought on by 2022 season.
“As part of the Victorian Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub North West Node, BCG is hosting this event to ignite resilience in our young ag professionals by building and strengthening connections and relationships. We know the intrinsic link between strong connections and health and wellbeing and this is why we want to foster these through this event and all our Young Farmer Network events,” Kelly concluded
The event beings at 5.00pm with a happy hour cruise on the Pyap paddle steamer followed by live music and wood-fired pizzas at the Lower Murray Inn. This is event is sponsored by ANZ, National Centre for Farmer Health, Dodgshun Medlin and BCG. It also received funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.
This event is part-funded through the BCG managed North West Broadacre node of the Victorian Drought Resilience, Adoption and Innovation Hub.
The Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub is a state-wide collaboration of 10 organisations.
Led by the University of Melbourne and with headquarters at UM’s Dookie Campus, the Vic Hub is a Partnership between five farming organisations (Birchip Cropping Group, Food & Fibre Gippsland, Mallee Regional Innovation Centre, Riverine Plains and Southern Farming Systems), four universities (UM, Deakin, Federation and La Trobe), and the State Government (through Agriculture Victoria).
One of eight hubs established nationally under the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund (FDF), the Vic Hub works to enhance the drought preparedness and resilience of Victoria’s agricultural industries, the environment and regional communities, encompassing broader agricultural innovation. Engaging with a range of industry and community stakeholders, the Vic Hub links research with community needs for sustainable outcomes.