ABOUT THe PROJECT
This project seeks to build on a recent initiative that engaged Mallee Farmers in conversations about risk, risky decisions and developing plans for the future of their farms. Mobile Farm events will be held over 18 months, to keep the conversation going, and extend the focus to include mental health, social connection and succession planning.
The project will strengthen the capacity of Mallee Sustainable Farmers to facilitate these conversations, including through purchase of a BBQ trailer, so the events and conversations can become truly mobile and reach farmers where they are at, and by equipping MSF staff with Mental Health First Aid training.
This project is funded through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund | Helping Regional Communities Prepare for Drought – Community Impact Program.
This Initiative assists communities in strengthening networks ahead of drought through community-led projects and support for individuals in developing leadership skills to benefit their community. The Foundation for Rural and Regional Renewal is delivering this Initiative in partnership with the Australian Rural Leadership Foundation.