8. Agricultural Extension and Knowledge Exchange

The Catchment Partners Forum has identified uncertainty and an empty tool box in many farming communities as they deal with extreme weather events in a rapidly changing climate.   

This project has two aims –managing risk to remain viable and to build resilience in individuals and communities.  

Catchment Partner Forum members will increase the knowledge and skills of farmers. They will provide training and support which will increase productivity and sustainability and develop new business opportunities to diversify farm income streams.    

This project will focus existing work on building confidence and resilience for individuals, families and communities.   

Funding will allow Catchment Partners Forum members to bring on-farm advice, training and capacity building activities to places where it is most needed.  

The added benefit of this project is the economic and capacity impact on small regional communities.

Proposed actions

Scoping phase to identify adoption barriers for existing programs, community awareness and other relevant programs.

Promote existing Ag Vic programs.

Farm support program to increase resilience and sustainable agriculture understanding and skills. Project could involve regional agriculture Landcare facilitator and/or the regenerative agriculture in North Central Victoria.

For more information contact:
North Central CMA (03) 5448 7124

The North Central CMA and our Catchment Partners Forum have developed several options for you or your organisation to contribute to this exciting project including: 

  • In-kind support (such as donation of goods, services or volunteer work).
  • Strategic support (such as becoming a project partner in the delivery or planning).
  • Making a financial contribution (such as contributing to the contribution (such as contributing to the costs of project delivery).

For more information contact: North Central CMA (03) 5448 7124

Project details


Agricultural Productivity

Government Efficiency/ Red Tape Reduction

Community Safety/ Risk and Climate Change

ThemeGovernment agencies
BenefitsAgricultural productivity, Government Efficiency/ Red-Tape Reduction, Community Safety/ Risk and Climate Change
Lead partnerAgriculture Victoria and North Central CMA
Delivery PartnerDja Dja Wurrung Aboriginal Clans Corporation, North Central CMA, City of Greater Bendigo, Buloke Shire, Loddon Shire and water corporations
StakeholdersLocal farmers and land managers, Landcare groups, local communities, universities and agricultural sector
LocationRegion wide
UN Sustainable Development Goals2. Zero hunger, 3. Good health and well-being, 8. Decent work and economic growth, 11. Sustainable cities and communities, 12. Responsible production and consumption, 13. Climate Action, 17. Partnerships for the goals