Building Resilient People, Businesses and Communities

See you there


July 28, 2021 at 7:30pm - 8:30pm


Online (Zoom)


James Mack, VfCA Volunteer

Who's coming along

Building Resilient People, Businesses and Communities

A Veterinarians for Climate Action & Farmers for Climate Action webinar

How can rural stakeholders present an active voice for climate action in their community? 

Join VfCA & FCA as we come together to discuss how climate change is affecting agriculture and farming communities in Australia.

Our speakers Dr. Helen McGregor and Dr. Ellen Litchfield will discuss the concept of resilience and how we can build and sustain community resilience in the face of adversity. We will also explore the contributions farming practice and philosophy make to personal, business and community resilience. 

The aim of this webinar is to help unify the veterinary profession with farmers, agriculture businesses and rural communities to ensure a secure future for their livelihoods and the animals they care for.


Who should attend:

The content presented in this webinar will be invaluable to rural veterinary staff, farmers, breeders, herders and custodians of agricultural land and livestock throughout Australia.

There are no limits on attendees per organisation and we encourage as many people as possible to join live to take part in this unique event.


Webinar Date: Wednesday 28th July 2021

Webinar Start Time: 19:30 AEST (VIC/NSW/TAS/ACT/QLD) / 19:00 ACST (SA/NT) / 17:30 AWST (WA)

Webinar Recording:

This webinar will be recorded and shared after the event so anyone who is unable to attend can watch at a time convenient to them.


Agenda (AEST - Melbourne/Sydney/Brisbane time):

  • 19:30 AEST – VfCA Welcome & Acknowledgement
  • 19:35 AEST – About Farmers for Climate Action
  • 19:40 AEST – Building Resilient People, Businesses and Communities (Dr. Helen McGregor and Dr. Ellen Litchfield)
  • 20:10 AEST – Open Q&A with presenters
  • 20:30 AEST – Webinar Ends


About Dr. Helen McGregor:

Helen McGregor works as a consultant in the agricultural and veterinary industries throughout Australia, including in ruminant health and production, whole farm consultancy, project management, applied research, program development, and extension and education. She has a special interest in the holistic and integrated management of livestock in food and fibre production through regenerative agricultural practice, as well as in how we can support the human and ecological resources in our farm businesses to build resilient and sustainable rural communities. Helen’s current work with the Rural Innovation Research Group (RIRG) at The University of Melbourne and in her consultancy Redefining Agriculture, builds on her skills in the application of social theory in advisory and extension practice for the development of effective strategies to support farmers and industry in combating wicked problems.


About Dr. Ellen Litchfield:

Ellen is the South Australian State Coordinator for Farmers for Climate Action. She runs Australian White sheep (wool shedding) and Angus cross cattle with her husband and family. Their livestock graze native pastures across large areas on their pastoral leases with three properties covering 600,000ha.

Ellen’s properties are certified organic under the National Association for Sustainable Agriculture Australia (NASAA), using natural methods to improve their soils, protecting biodiverse areas and maintaining sufficient ground cover.


About Farmers for Climate Action -

Farmers for Climate Action is a movement of farmers, agricultural leaders and rural Australians working to ensure farmers are a key part of the solution to climate change.

The only farmer-led organisation that specialises in climate action, we work across the agricultural and climate sectors to manage risks and find opportunities to adapt to, and mitigate, climate change.