2023 Science to Practice Forum – now online

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Video recordings of the Future Drought Fund’s annual Science to Practice Forum, presented by Department of Agriculture, Fisheries and Forestry, 6-8 June, are now available online.

You can also find more information about this project here.

The forum brings together farmers, researchers, government, industry and the community to explore the innovative tools and practices helping our farmers and regions prepare for future drought.

Hosted by award-winning television journalist and presenter of ABC TV’s Landline, Pip Courtney, this year’s 3-day forum featured engaging discussions with speakers and panel members as well as presentations and video content of Future Drought Fund and Hub-led projects.

Each day focused on a particular theme:

Day 1 – R&D
Data-driven projects, stories around research trials and outcomes, future-driven content and content relevant to opportunities under the Future Drought Fund for natural resource management, farming systems groups and research bodies.

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Day 2 – Farmers, producers & agricultural advisors
Stories of drought and preparing for it, ‘call-to-action’ presentations, content relevant to opportunities under the FDF for producers and their communities as well as farmer and farm-advisor delivered stories.

See the video which aired on Day 2 about our Stock Containment Project, featuring Northern Victorian farmer Don Piper, along with Cam Nicholson and Sophie Hanna from the Victoria Drought Resilience Adoption & Innovation Hub’s South-West Node and North-East Node, respectively.



Day 3 – Community & Policy
Community and social projects, including presentations on farmer wellbeing and community resilience in the context of drought, policy discussions and input from FDF network partners.