The variability of Australian weather and climate is one of the most challenging aspects of agriculture. It is often said that Australian farmers operate in one of the riskiest environments in the world.
North Coast Local Land Services is partnering with the Australian Bureau of Meteorology Agriculture Program to deliver a webinar focussing on weather trends, forecasting and the region’s climate outlook for winter and spring.
Julie Dart, Senior Land Services Officer, is confident that the webinar will prove extremely beneficial on several levels.
“Drought and fire brought devastating issues for many producers on the North Coast over the past year. This webinar will provide an insight into what to expect from the weather and help farmers make their decisions through winter and into spring.”
Luke Shelley, the General Manager of the Bureau’s Agriculture Program, will be the featured presenter of the webinar.
“I will be providing an overview of the products available on the Bureau’s website. I’ll fill you in on long-term weather trends, how to access weather forecasting for your local area and how to better use this information,” said Luke.
An essential element of the webinar is the input and feedback that Luke will be encouraging from participants.
Luke says, “I look forward to answering questions from North Coast producers.”
The webinar will commence at 12 noon Tuesday 30 June and is free of charge.
Participants are required to register beforehand, and those unable to attend on the day should register anyway as North Coast Local Land Services will email a link to the recording of the webinar to everyone that has registered.