Preparing for Farm Future; Long-Term Regional Climate Predictions at Free Info Session

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AN INFORMATION session at Junction Hill on Tuesday, October 29, will give local farmers an insight into the latest long-term climate predictions for the region and how to prepare for the future.

The workshop will run from 9am-3.30pm at the Grafton Primary Industries Research Station.

DPI rural support officer Tracey Settree said it would be a great opportunity for farmers to catch up and share knowledge - and enjoy a barbecue lunch.

"Informative speakers will discuss topics from climate advice to flood preparedness, hearing protection, succession planning, psychological first aid and seasonal conditions," Tracey said.

"Farmers in the region are still getting over the floods and now we are looking at very dry conditions and potential bushfires - we need to be prepared for these sorts of events in the future and build our resilience to cope."

DPI agricultural climatologist Michael Cashen will outline the Clarence Valley's historic climate variability, apparent climate trends and drivers, and new predictive tools. …