David Littlerpoud MP David Littlerpoud

Future Drought Fund continuing to support the next generation of drought resilient leaders in Maranoa

January 7, 2022
  • 8 mentees and 3 mentors have been selected in Maranoa for round two of the Future Drought Fund’s Drought Resilience Leaders program.
  • The program gives farmers and others in regional communities the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills through leadership development and mentoring to help build local drought resilience.

The Australian Government continues to support the next generation of leaders and encourages learning and knowledge sharing to benefit Australian agriculture and the communities that depend on it through the Future Drought Fund (FDF).

Member for Maranoa David Littleproud said eight mentees and three mentors from the areas of Mingoola, Dalby, Haly Creek, Calingunee, Injune, Augathella, Kurumbul and Kingaroy, have been selected in round two of the FDF Drought Resilience Leaders mentoring program.

“Farming skills, including drought resilience, are passed down from generation to generation. This program is about facilitating those connections to benefit farming communities here in Maranoa and participants sharing their knowledge and experience,” he said.

“The mentoring program will continue nationally with 300 mentees matched with 250 mentors. I’d encourage any interested farmers and those employed in the agricultural sector to contact ARLF to find out how they can get involved.”

“The Drought Resilience Leaders program also has a series of webinars offered until to June 2022 with a focus on drought, climate, and supporting resilience on farms and communities. Anyone can listen into these webinars.

For more information on the Future Drought Fund and its program visit: https://www.agriculture.gov.au/ag-farm-food/drought/future-drought-fund

For more information about the Drought Resilient mentoring program visit: https://rural-leaders.org.au/our-programs/drought-resilience-leaders/

Fast Facts:

  • Applications for round three will open in early 2022.
  • Round one of the program saw 143 mentees and 117 mentors selected nationally
  • A national webinar series with a focus on drought resilience is open to everyone. The series continues to June 2022 with the next webinar on 3 February 2022. This webinar will focus on agriculture in a changing climate.