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Risk and Rewards of Farming in a Climate Change Conference
September 10 @ 8:00 am - 7:00 pm$60 – $80
Our climate is already highly variable but climate change is leading to shifts beyond this natural variability. The impacts of higher temperatures, changing frost conditions, changing rainfall patterns, hotter and more frequent hot days and harsher fire weather are posing direct risks to New South Wales’ agricultural systems. These include changing biosecurity (pests and diseases), increasing heat stress on crops and livestock, reduced water security, disruption to supply chains and the erosion of natural and social capital.
Despite this, there have been limited efforts to date to build climate and carbon knowledge and adaptive capacity among primary producers in New South Wales’.
The Risks and Rewards of Farming in a Changing Climate conference aims to address this gap, building increased resilience and climate smart agricultural practices on the basis of good science and solid evidence. We’re bringing the experts in the lab to the
experts in the paddock.
Our special guest MC is Guardian journalist Gabrielle Chan, and our speaker line-up includes:
• Dr Lynette Bettio, Bureau of Meteorology
• Dr Steve Crimp, ANU
• Associate Professor Jacki Schirmer, UCAN
• Pip Band, Meat and Livestock Australia
• Ryan Gale, MinterEllison
• Reiss McLeod, Institute for Development of Environmental-Economic Accounting Group
Plus panels covering managing carbon in the landscape, technology and innovation as well as farming systems and resilience. Central West region.
Our keynote speakers include:
Richard Heath – Australian Farm Institute and Richard Bull – former Nationals NSW MP and NSW Local Land Services Board Chair of Chairs