• Applications have opened for drought-focused leadership development in the Murraylands.
  • The program is developing a national cohort of leaders to drive action to better prepare for drought in their community.

Applications have opened in the Murraylands for a Future Drought Fund program to develop leaders and drive conversations and action on drought preparedness in our community.

Member for Barker Tony Pasin said the Drought Resilient Leaders program is a partnership between the Federal 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,” Mr Pasin said.

“Agriculture in Barker 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.” Mr Pasin said.

“This partnership with the Federal 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,” Mr Pasin 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