And the Drought Resilience Leaders Program is seeking farmers across Australia to participate in the Drought Resilience Mentoring Program.
ARLF chief executive, Matt Linnegar, said the Drought Resilience Mentoring program provides participants with the opportunity to learn from one another and those with experience and expertise in the areas of climate science, resilience, wellbeing and agricultural practice. It is an opportunity to connect experience and innovation with ideas and opportunities.
The Drought Resilience Mentoring Program will commence with inductions in October and November this year, with mentoring sessions held between January and June 2022.
The Program will also feature eight webinars, which are open to everyone and cover topics relevant to strengthening drought and climate resilience within agriculture and regional Australia.
The first four webinars are scheduled to roll out between August and November.
"With the mentoring program conducted primarily online and inclusive of all agricultural industries, this is a truly national initiative. So, wherever you are in Australia, take the opportunity to sign up as a mentee or a mentor and invest yourself, your business and your region," Linnegar said.
National Farmers' Federation (NFF) chief executive officer, Tony Mahar, said as agriculture ploughs towards its goal of becoming a $100 billion industry by 2030, it is imperative we are being proactive, rather than reactive, when it comes to building drought resilience among the future leaders of regional, rural and remote communities.
"The delivery of this mentoring program is significant to that, giving leaders the tools to withstand hardship, but also, the connection and network to collaborate as an industry, coming together to tackle challenges such as drought and climate," Mahar said.
Applications are now open for Drought Resilience Mentoring Program and close 31 August.
For more information visit, https://rural-leaders.org.au/our-programs/drought-resilience-leaders/