Applications have opened in New England for a Future Drought Fund program to develop leaders and drive conversations and action on drought preparedness in our community.
Deputy Prime Minister, Barnaby Joyce said agriculture in New England will benefit from the program’s suite of development opportunities and give the next generation of leaders in the region the skills and knowledge they need to better prepare for drought into the future.
“This partnership with the Coalition Government and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation will support young people with a passion for agriculture in my community, to develop skills to benefit their communities in times of drought, now and in the years ahead,” Deputy Prime Minister Joyce said.
Minister for Agriculture and Northern Australia, David Littleproud said the Drought Resilient Leaders program is a partnership between the Morrison Joyce Government and the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation Limited (ARLF).
“We know that farmers listen to farmers, and others in their community. That’s why we are investing in developing a new generation of community leaders to drive conversations and action to better prepare for inevitable drought,” Minister Littleproud said.
The ARLF will work with the selected applicants to develop their leadership capabilities, encouraging them to work together with their communities, leading to better outcomes and preparation for drought.
For more information visit https://rural-leaders.org.au/our-programs/drought-resilience-leaders/
For more information about the Future Drought Fund Drought Resilience Leaders program and other FDF programs visit https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund/drought-resilience-leaders