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Future Drought Fund Science to Practice Forum – Richmond

June 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am - June 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm

The Future Drought Fund’s second annual Science to Practice Forum is taking place from June 7 to 9, 2022. The TNQ Drought Hub is hosting the online forum and free networking events in both Richmond and Cairns.

This event aims to connect researchers, practitioners, farmers, agri-businesses, governments, and end-users who are making regional Australia better prepared for drought.

This is your chance to engage with best-practice experts, government representatives, and on-ground practitioners working across the fields of sustainable agriculture, climate science, community development, and farm business management.

Themes for the Forum are:
– economic, environmental, and social drought resilience – including mental health
– collaboration
– extension and adoption of science and technology by farmers

Join interactive presentations showcasing projects involving the 8 Drought Resilience Adoption and Innovation Hubs across regional Australia.

Join us, your Tropical North Queensland Hub, at Richmond Shire Council offices, Woolar Room, Richmond to take part in building our drought resilient future.


Click here to register now



When: In-person on Tuesday 7 & Wednesday 8 June

Where: Woolgar Room, Richmond Shire Council

Who’s invited: Anyone interested in learning how to build a drought resilient business and community

Who’s attending: David Phelps; TNQ Drought Hub Director, Darryl Lyons; Indigenous Entrepreneur in Residence and the TNQ Drought Hub team.


Ticket Options

In-Person – Join the TNQ Drought Hub team on Tuesday 7th and Wednesday 8th by registering now. This will assist with catering requirements. We recommend that you also register for the Forum online so you don’t miss out on asking questions, joining the chat, and networking with presenters and fellow participants.

Online – If you are unable to attend our event in-person but still want to join the Forum online, please register here.


Program (please click here for a detailed program of the forum)


Tuesday 7 June

  • 9am – 10am: Meet and Greet with Morning Tea (provided)
  • 10am – 12pm: Harnessing Innovation
  • 12pm – 1pm: Lunch (provided) and Networking opportunity
  • 1pm – 2.30pm: Harnessing Innovation + TNQ Drought Hub showcase presentation “Commercialising farmers’ ideas through the TNQ Hatch Program”
  • 30pm – 3.00pm: Afternoon Tea (provided) and Networking opportunity
  • 3:00pm – 4.50pm: Better Land Management
  • 50pm – 5pm: Closing remarks


Wednesday 8 June

  • 10am – 11.15am: Soils in focus
  • 15am – 12.20pm: Improved knowledge
  • 20pm – 1pm: Lunch (provided) and Networking opportunity
  • 1pm – 2.15pm: Better risk management
  • 15pm – 2.45pm: Afternoon Tea (provided) and Networking opportunity
  • 45pm – 4.55pm: More resilient communities
  • 55pm – 5pm: Closing remarks


Thursday 9 June


June 7, 2022 @ 9:00 am
June 8, 2022 @ 5:00 pm


TNQ Drought Hub
0402 289 724
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Richmond Shire Council
65 Goldring St
Richmond, Queensland 4822 Australia
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Would you like to get involved in the TNQ Hub? Do you have an upcoming event that you’d like us to attend? We’d love to hear from you! Please email tnqhub@jcu.edu.au