The BCG Young Farmer Network event Climate Courage will be held at the Birchip Leisure Centre on Friday the 5 of August. Highly regarded scientist Dr Anika Molesworth will be guest speaker at the free event, sharing her experiences and empowering attendees to take action on farm to combat climate change.
“BCG’s Young Farmer Network is about supporting our young farmers to be resilient. We want to support them in building relationships, knowledge and courage. The Climate Courage event with Anika Molesworth will encapsulate all three. Coupled with live music and a two-course meal, it will be a great night to launch the network,” explained BCG Senior Researcher Kelly Angel, who is leading the network.
BCG CEO Fiona Best is encouraging the youngest generation of farmers on-farm, to attend: “We know climate is on everyone’s minds and that our young farmers are particularly interested in how we as an industry can continue to make choices that are climate conscious as well as being profitably viable. Anika’s dedication to raising awareness regarding what action can be taken to reduce emissions and adapt to changing conditions is an inspiring story. After two years of Covid, BCG is looking forward to being able to promote an event where young people can get together and have a night out.”
After being named the 2015 Young Farmer of the Year, Anika went on to be awarded the 2017 Young Australian of the Year NSW Finalist, and 2017 NSW Young Achiever Award for Environment and Sustainability. In 2018 she was awarded the Green Globe Awards Young Sustainability Champion, the NSW/ACT Regional Achievement and Community Award for Agricultural Innovation, and the 350.org Heroes of a Low-Carbon Economy Youth Champion. In 2019 she was recognised as a Future Shaper by InStyle and Audi, and a Women of Influence by the Australian Financial Review.
“We hope Anika’s leadership in the climate space will inspire our Young Farmer Network to continue to forge ahead and look for opportunities to strengthen agriculture’s role in supporting climate objectives,” Ms Best said.
For more information or to register for this event, which includes live music and a two-course meal, call (03) 5492 2787 or visit bcg.org.au/events.
This event is supported by FRRR, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.
Pic cap: 2015 Young Farmer of the Year and 2017 Young Australian of the Year NSW Finalist, Anika Molesworth, will speak at the Climate Courage BCG Young Farmer Network event at the Birchip Leisure Centre on Friday the 5th of August. Photo credit Christopher Morris.