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Science to Practice Forum – Future Drought Fund Program

MADFIG is a partner and a Node Hub Lead host for the Future Drought Fund Program.

Since 2021, the FDF has held a national online Science to Practice Forum showcasing a wide range of research, programs and initiatives tackling the challenges presented by a drying climate. The best bit is you can jump in and out of the online event and catch the presentations that interest you!

This year we’re providing the opportunity to come together on the first TWO days of the online forum.  Watch ABC TV’s Landline host Pip Courtney and hear from the farmers, communities, researchers and decision makers using innovation to respond to a changing climate and build drought resilience.

We’re hosting two satelite events in Merredin and we’d love you to join us:

Day #1 Tuesday 6 June  (Research and Development)  at DPIRD Merredin from 8am to 2pm. Morning Tea and Lunch are provided if you RSVP to Tanya Kilminster tkilminster@gga.org.au by Thursday June 1st

Topic Highlights
First Nations farming advocate and researcher Joshua Gilbert
Soil Moisture Monitoring video (WA)
Data driven drought resilience (Vic)
Nuffield scholars on drought resilience (panel)
Filling feed gaps with saltbush (WA)
Building drought resilience through soil health trials (QLD)

Day #2 Wednesday 7 June  (Farmers, Producers and Agricultural Advisors) at the Merredin CRC 8am-2pm. Morning tea and lunch are provided.  RSVP to droughthub@madfig.com.au by Fri 2nd June.

Topic Highlights
Seasonal forecasting for drought resilience
Farming Family Reboot (video)
Sowing the Gap-filling feed gaps to better manage stock
Young Aginfluencers (panel)
Right tool for the right job (ag tech tools)
Climate Services for Agriculture

Day #3 Thursday 8 June (Community and Policy)  you can register to stream online from wherever you happen to be.

Topic Highlights
Choosing resilience- surveying farmers across Australia
Australian Rural Leadership Foundation
Using the Knowledge Broker network for disruptive design
For the love of farming- the importance of talking when times are tough (panel)

See the full 2023 Science to Practice Forum program and register now.   https://fal.cn/3yqaX

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Talking Canola in the paddock, this Weds June 19th at Merredin DRI. 10.30am in carpark for coffee and 11am out to site for an hour of power with Peter Bostock Pioneer @Bossy_68 and @DPIRDbroadacre research team. All welcome.

Fantastic to see MADFIG members Mick and Kate’s research in the #DroughtHub videos, where Mick discusses how they manage heavy country and why they have stopped applying nitrogen most years…

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