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.

Other conference speakers include:
Sarah Barker, Special Counsel, Climate Change Risk at international law firm, Minter Ellison
Graeme Anderson, Climate Change Specialist with Agriculture Victoria
Richard Eckard, Professor and Dean of Research, Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences at the University of Melbourne
Andrew Watkins, Manager of Climate Prediction Services, Bureau of Meteorology
Sallie Jones, Co-founder and Managing Director, Gippsland Jersey

To find out more about the speakers, please read our Speaker Profiles.

More speakers to be announced shortly.

Tickets are $35. Book now:

Media releases:
Conference announcement – first round of speakers:

Get Involved:
There are still sponsorship opportunities available. Interested parties should contact Sam Shannon, our Regional Agriculture Landcare Facilitator at or 0409 944 114.

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


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