Lee hosts event

Award-winning ABC Landline reporter Tim Lee will be at the West Gippsland Arts Centre in Warragul on Thursday, June 20 as part of the Climate Risk in Agriculture Conference.

The conference is presented by the West Gippsland Catchment Management Authority, and chief executive Martin Fuller said the calibre of presenters was inspiring.

“We’re extremely excited that Tim Lee has agreed to MC this event,” he said. 
“As someone who grew up on a Gippsland farm and who has travelled across the country reporting on rural issues, Tim has a passion for and deep understanding of life on the land.”

Mr Fuller said the veteran journalist was not the only impressive new name to be added to the list of conference presenters.

Madeleine Johnson’s presentation, Climate Cognisant Regional Development, will examine futures of key commodities in Gippsland under climate-change scenarios.

Cara Stitzlein advocates a ‘farmer-first’ approach in the development of digital tools for the farming sector. She will discuss a tool for farm emissions accounting and exploring carbon farming opportunities.

Local farmers Niels Olsen from Hallora and Jen Ribolli from Perry Bridge will join a farmer discussion panel.
For more information, visit experts-line-up-for-climate-risk-in-agriculture-conference.

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