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Forewarned is forearmed: Managing extreme events in the southern Australian grazing industries
The grazing industries need to adapt to the changing conditions they are now experiencing, in particular, the increase in frequency and magnitude of extreme events to ensure they mitigate the impacts of those on their livestock, pastures/forage and work patterns.

As part of the FWFA project, dairy and southern red meat reference groups have identified key extreme events of most consequence to their business and responses required to lessen the impact of those.

In this webinar Professor Richard Eckard explores case study work undertaken to consider some identified extreme event scenarios in a southern grazing system.

Oct 20, 2020 01:00 PM in Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

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Richard Eckard
Professor, Director @Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre, University of Melbourne
Richard is Professor of Livestock Production Systems and Director of the Primary Industries Climate Challenges Centre (www.piccc.org.au) in the Faculty of Veterinary and Agricultural Sciences, the University of Melbourne. His research focuses on sustainable livestock production, nitrogen cycling and loss in grazing systems, with a recent focus on carbon farming and options for agriculture to respond to a changing climate. He is a science adviser to the Australian, New Zealand and UK governments, and the UN FAO, on climate change adaptation, mitigation and carbon policy development in agriculture. Richard leads a network within the Global Research Alliance on Agricultural Greenhouse Gasses and a member of the Greenhouse Gas and Animal Agriculture international science committee. Richard has published over 150 peer reviewed papers, with 80 peer-reviewed papers, 7 book chapters, and 140 conference papers on climate change, carbon farming and agriculture since 2010.
Graeme Anderson
Climate Specialist @Agriculture Victoria
This webinar will be facilitated by Graeme Anderson. Graeme is an experienced science communicator and extension leader within Victoria’s agriculture sector. He leads a small team who deliver climate risk services (The Break & Soil Moisture Monitor updates, climate webinars, ClimateDog animations, customised presentations for 100 events/year) which assist farmers and advisors in making sense of emerging issues and how to adapt their local farm systems. He has a 30 year background in science and policy communication, practice change & adoption, farm planning, catchment, salinity & vegetation management, agriculture industry development, land use change and climate/carbon issues affecting agriculture. Graeme.anderson@ecodev.vic.gov.au www.agriculture.vic.gov.au/climaterisk Tweets @climatedogs