BCG will host social networking events to build young famers and community members’ resilience to drought thanks to funding from the Federal Government’s Future Drought Fund.
BCG was recently announced a recipient of round 1 of the ‘Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program’ that will see the organisation run discussion group workshops in March 2022 and a regional networking event in June 2022 called Filling the GAPP – a forum for future farmers.
BCG CEO Fiona Best said providing opportunities for the farming community to establish professional networks to exchange ideas, challenges and solutions will be a key element of the project: “Farm business resilience can be enhanced by having a strong support network of peers to engage with. This is particularly important during times of drought,” Ms Best said.
The workshops will be held across the Wimmera, Mallee and West Wimmera with a focus on local climate drivers and climate trends for the short, medium and long term. “Risk management strategies and how they can be used for operations and business planning will also be a focus,” Ms Best said.
The Filling the GAPP forum will focus on Growth, Adoption, Productivity and Profit (GAPP) and build on a network established by previous BCG programs. It is an opportunity for young farmers and their partners/friends to connect with peers and industry professionals.
For more information contact BCG on (03) 5492 2787.
More information about Networks to Build Drought Resilience Program.
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