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Free resilience events for NSW Mid North Coast farmers & fishers


Farmers and fishers on the NSW Mid North Coast can learn how to set their businesses and community up to thrive in the good times and survive in the bad – in five-minute intervals – at free workshops on May 19, 23 and 25.


There, social enterprise Resilient Ready founder Renae Hanvin will outline the 15-module Future Ready Young Farmers & Fishers program.


A free online program to help farmers and fishers prepare for future disasters and disruptions, it is delivered through 15 learning modules to empower them to prepare, connect and build resilience.


Modules include topics on positive and negative risk, saving for a rainy day, climate impacts, biosecurity and opportunities brought about by disasters.


``If the disaster events of the past few years have taught us anything, it’s that we must be prepared for the worst because the worst is possible,’’ Ms Hanvin said.


``We can prepare. And because we can prepare, we should.’’


While the thought of doing so could be overwhelming, the reality of action was less arduous, she said.


``We have broken everything down to small steps you can take in just five-minute intervals. Taking action now could save your business later.’’


The free Future Read Young Farmers & Fishers workshop will be held at:

  • Summerland Farm, 253 Wardell Rd, Alstonville, from 12pm to 2pm on Friday, May 19

  • Deepwater Brewing, 52 Wellington Vale Rd, Deepwater, from 6.30pm to 8.30pm on Tuesday, May 23

  • Club Taree, 121 Wingham Rd, Taree, from 10am to 1pm on Thursday, May 25

Click HERE for more information about Resilient Ready and the free Business Community Resilience (BCR) Toolkit (registrations open until May 31).

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