Future Drought Fund continuing to support the next generation of drought resilient leaders in Monash

21 December, 2021

The Australian Government continues to support the next generation of leaders and encourages learning and knowledge sharing to benefit Australian agriculture and the communities that depend on it through the Future Drought Fund (FDF).

Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said one mentees and two mentors have been selected in Monash in round two of the FDF Drought Resilience Leaders mentoring program.

Member for Monash Russell Broadbent said the program will bring participants together to share knowledge and experience.

“Farming skills, including drought resilience, are passed down from generation to generation. This program is about facilitating those connections to benefit farming communities here in Monash,” Mr Broadbent said.

“The mentoring program will continue nationally with 300 mentees matched with 250 mentors. I’d encourage any interested farmers and those employed in the agricultural sector to contact ARLF to find out how they can get involved.”

“The Drought Resilience Leaders program also has a series of webinars offered until to June 2022 with a focus on drought, climate, and supporting resilience on farms and communities. Anyone can listen into these webinars.

For more information on the Future Drought Fund and its program visit: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund

or more information about the Drought Resilient mentoring program visit: https://rural-leaders.org.au/our-programs/drought-resilience-leaders/

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