Farmers for climate action inaugural climate-smart farming scholarship

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Farmers for climate action inaugural climate-smart farming scholarship

For the first time, Farmers for Climate Action is offering a career-defining Climate Smart Farming Scholarship to 20 leading farmers across Australia.

The scholarship will provide you with an opportunity to learn from internationally-recognised climate experts, including Nobel Prize winners, who will equip you with the tools needed to deal with a changing climate in your business, become a climate leader in your industry and be able to discuss impacts, adaptation and mitigation with your peers. It will provide you with the most up-to-date information available in Australia around building on-farm resilience to climate impacts. It will also give you the skills needed to have a positive impact on the future of your industry.

The scholarship will cover: 

  • Carbon accounting on farm, delivered by the University of Melbourne
    • GHG emissions and sequestration on farm
    • Carbon neutral agriculture
    • Soil carbon benefits, limitations and options
    • Opportunities to ask questions of globally recognised experts
  • Accounting for Nature workshop 
    • Gain an understanding of a scientifically-rigorous methodology for measuring environmental conditions
    • Get a foot up in the growing ecosystem services market
  • Agriculture and climate change course delivered by the Australian National University
    • Access to world leading professors and Nobel Prize winners with the topics tailored to your interests
    • Covering the latest climate science and adaptation options
    • Learn about the implications for Australian agriculture and rural communities
    • Direct focus on the industries represented by our scholars
  • Media and advocacy training, which will equip you with the skills you need to tell your story and have a wider impact.
  • Regular virtual catch-ups with fellow scholars to talk about farming and leadership challenges 

The scholarship will run over 5 months from 28 November 2022 to 31 March 2023.

Applications close Midnight 24 October 2022

For more information or to apply Click Here.