A drought resilience extension program for the Rangelands

Changing landscape, business and life for the better, with access to education, support and business tools to manage for future droughts.

This project engaged 24 grazing businesses across southern Queensland and northern New South Wales Rangelands to develop drought-resilient practices with a focus on matching stocking rate to carrying capacity.

Graziers located within the Bourke, Cobar, Moree Plains, Walgett, Balonne, Goondiwindi and Maranoa Local Government Areas, receive more than $15,000 of education, support and tools towards improving their drought resilience for a one-time investment of $1,500.

This project is supported by RCS, through funding from the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

What’s involved?

As a project participant, the successful graziers will;

  • Learn regenerative grazing management principles by attending a 2.5-day RCS Grazing Clinic
  • Turn new knowledge into skills to implement improvements on-ground
  • Join local graziers and build momentum with support by attending four peer group webinars hosted by RCS
  • Receive a MaiaGrazing software subscription with product mentoring by its dedicated team of RCS-trained graziers
  • Access to the regional Drought Resilience Innovation Hub and associated partner networks
  • Take part in a combination of project case studies, field days and events to showcase drought resilience improvements within their community

Case Studies

See how the project participants are progressing:

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Drought Resilience Case Study Seminar

Recorded live from BEEF 2024, join Jess Bidgood, RCS Project Coach, for an informative session about the RCS project and its successful outcomes.

Hear firsthand from participants:
 
  • Martha Lindstad & Robert James (“Karalee”, NSW): They’ll share their inspiring journey of land management.
  • Simon & Laura Prince (“Geandale Station”, NSW): Discover their innovative drought-proofing techniques.
  • Cath & Fred Clark (“Euthulla”, QLD): Gain valuable insights from their learnings and experiences.

 

This project is funded by the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund.

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