Climate Risk in Agriculture Conference 2019

The Gippsland Climate Risk in Agriculture 2019 Conference, presented by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority (WGCMA),  explored climate change and what it means for farmers.

The Conference was held at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul on Thursday, 20th June and included expert presenters and panel discussions, covering topics from building farm resilience through to carbon farming opportunities.

Thanks to everyone who attended. It was a fantastic and thought-provoking day.

Mark Howden, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University.
Tim Lee (MC), award-winning journalist,from ABC’s Landline.
Graeme Anderson, Climate Change Specialist with Agriculture Victoria
Charlotte Turner, Associate, Climate Change Risk Governance Team at international law firm, Minter Ellison
Richard Eckard, Professor and Dean of Research, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne
Madeleine Johnson, Research Fellow, Deakin University
Niels Olsen, Creator of the SoilKee Pasture Renovator
Jen Ribolli, Woodcote farm, Perry Bridge
Sandra Jefford, Clydebank farmer
Cara Stitzlein, CSIRO
Andrew Watkins, Manager of Climate Prediction Services, Bureau of Meteorology
Jane Coots, Rural Financial Counsellor
Joe Meggetto, Dairy farmer, Warragul

View the Conference Program here.

View Speaker Profiles here.

Media releases:
Conference announcement – first round of speakers:

Second round of speakers announced

Post conference wrap up

Conference materials
Presentations from the conference are now available

Video content will be available soon

Thanks to our event partners:
National Landcare Program, Commonwealth Bank of Australia, Food & Fibre Gippsland, Wellington Shire Council, Western Port Catchment Landcare Network, Agriculture Victoria, Hort Innovation, National Vegetable Extension Network, Farmers for Climate Action and OSMI Australia.

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Andrew Watkins (BoM), Martin Fuller (WGCMA) and Mark Howden (ANU) at the Climate Risk in Agriculture Conference
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