Climate Risk in Agriculture Conference 2019

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

The Conference will run from 8.30am until 4.30pm at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul on Thursday, 20th June.

The program includes expert presenters and panel discussions, covering topics from building farm resilience through to carbon farming opportunities.

The first round of presenters has been announced an includes Key Note Speaker Mark Howden, Director of the Climate Change Institute at the Australian National University.

The MC for the event is award-winning journalist, Tim Lee, from ABC’s Landline.

Other conference speakers include:
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
Cara Stitzlein, CSIRO
Andrew Watkins, Manager of Climate Prediction Services, Bureau of Meteorology

View the Conference Program here.

View Speaker Profiles here.

Tickets are $35. Book now:

Farmers experiencing financial hardship can contact Sam Shannon on 1300 094 262 to arrange complimentary tickets.

Media releases:
Conference announcement – first round of speakers:

Second round of speakers announced

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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