Media Releases

Vic Drought Hub - Farmland 3
  • Drought resilience
  • 1 minute read

Media Release: New drought grants to boost on-farm resilience

The Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry (DAFF) has launched a new grants program to encourage more farmers to take up drought-resilience practices and technology. Over $14 million is available to eligible entities under the...
  • Research trials
  • 3 minute read

Media Release: Strong interest in risk-management cropping at Dookie Campus Field Day

** Check out this exciting drone footage from the field day.    L-R: Dr Dorin Gupta, Senior Lecturer (Sustainable Agriculture), and Future Drought Fund  project leader; Navya Beera, PhD student; and Research Assistants Waseem Ashfaq...
  • < 1 minute read

Media Release: Climate Services for Agriculture (CSA) tool updated to help more farmers

A free online tool giving farmers crucial climate information for their region has been updated following consultation across 8 agricultural regions. Climate Services for Agriculture (CSA) helps farmers find out what the future climate is...
  • 1 minute read

Media Release: DR. SAT updated to help more Victorian farmers

The Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Self-Assessment Tool (DR.SAT) has been updated with new functionality after consultation across 8 agricultural regions, including Victoria. Improvements to the free tool include more commodities and regions. DR.SAT’s updated...
  • 1 minute read

Media Release: The Victoria Drought Hub expands to ‘Agricultural Innovation’ and is appointing adoption officers, under $3.6m in new funding

The Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub has now expanded its mission to include a greater focus on Agricultural Innovation. This includes a further $2.5 million in funding from the Future Drought Fund of...
  • < 1 minute read

Media Release: Victorian farming regions benefit from $4 million for drought-resilience projects

The Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub will benefit from the Australian Government’s $4 million investment to drive regional and national drought resilience. The funding is being delivered under the $5 billion Future Drought...
  • 3 minute read

Media Release: Millions in funding for Drought Hub projects to improve resilience and preparedness

"Drought Hub Partners roll up the sleeves on current and new projects that will leave a lasting legacy" Partners from the Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hub have come together with the Minister for...
  • 1 minute read

Media Release: Regional hubs to deliver soil science excellence

$3 million for eight new Regional Soil Coordinators Supports the $13.8 million Soil Extension Activities grants program Connects local farmers with Soil Science Australia (the National Soil Science body) Farmers will get practical assistance to...
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