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Farmers for Climate Action - Rural Futures Report for NSW Farm Writers

Climate Change: is any response better than none?

Friday October 26

As NSW farmers deal with one of worst droughts on record, the IPCC’s report released a couple of weeks ago warns of devastating impacts and tipping points for runaway climate change unless drastic action is taken.   The Federal Government has dismissed calls to phase out coal powered energy to meet the IPCC’s targets but many farmers don’t need convincing that action is needed.

Join us at Farm Writers on Friday October 26 to hear from a group who have put some thought into a vision for 2030.  Come and hear how they hope to spark a broader conversation about the future rural Australians want to see – and the choices we need to make.

You’ll hear from David Mailler, a director of a solar construction enterprise, who believes renewables provide significant business opportunities for regional Australia; Jim McDonald a Liverpool Plains farmer with a long history in natural resource management and Verity Morgan-Schmidt, the coordinator of the Rural Futures Taskforce and the CEO of Farmers for Climate Action.

The Rural Futures Taskforce has released a report that sets out a vision to 2030 – a crucial time for significant change within the global economy in order to mitigate the worst impacts of a changing climate.  Take this opportunity to question some of the authors and supporters of this vision and discuss your views with fellow holders of the quill.

Date: Friday 26 October, 2018

Time: 12pm for 12:30pm

Venue: The Grace Hotel, York St, Sydney

Cost: $80 Members, $100 Non-Members

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The AGM of Farm Writers will be held on Friday 26th October. Notice of AGM and Nominations Form can be downloaded here.

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Welcome to Farm Writers

The Farm Writers' Association of NSW was established in 1966 as the Farm Writers' and Broadcasters' Society of NSW.

Its aim is to foster communication about and promote the interests of rural Australia in general and the NSW farm sector in particular.

Farm Writers plays an important role in helping to strengthen links and understanding between the rural sector and the wider Australian community.

Regular forums held in Sydney provide a unique and respected platform for industry leaders, expert commentators, entrepreneurs and activists to communicate with a wide range of audiences and influencers.

The Association also provides a forum for rural journalists and other agri-communicators to discuss rural industry developments and issues in a networking environment with people involved in farming, food and fibre processing, marketing, regulation, and rural politics.

Farm Writers invites you to join us at our monthly lunch seminars and at Agribuzz, our quarterly evening networking functions.

Speaker presentations 

Thursday August 30, Federal Leaders Address: A special Federal Leaders Address with The Hon Michael McCormack MP, Deputy Prime Minister, Minister for Infrastructure and Transport & Leader of the Nationals who addressed Farm Writers' on how stronger regions make for a stronger Australia and his vision for rural and regional Australia. Also joining the Deputy Prime Minister was the Deputy Premier of NSW the Hon. John Barilaro MP.  

Prior speakers can be accessed via the Speakers Archives link and are on our YouTube channel.



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