• One mentee and one mentor have been selected in Barker for round two of the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders program.
  • The program gives farmers and others in regional communities the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through leadership development and mentoring to help build local drought resilience

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).

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said one mentee and one mentor have been selected in Barker in round two of the FDF Drought Resilience Leaders mentoring program.

Mentee – Courtney Higgs, Naracoorte SA

Mentor – Danielle England, Kingston SA

“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 Barker,” Mr Pasin 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/

Applications for round three will open in early 2022.