Workshop to support farmers with flood mitigation measures

Published on 15 January 2024

Flyer for Proactive farmer initiative

Council is hosting a workshop to help farmers work on strategies to deal with extreme weather events.

Mayor, Cr Brian Hood, said that unseasonal and extreme weather was unfortunately becoming more prevalent locally and across the globe.

“We are helping farmers take a more proactive approach to farming practices to prepare for such events and therefore minimise damage to valuable crops and livestock,” he said.

Council has organised a lineup of highly regarded keynote speakers that will present case studies outlining proactive initiatives for local farmers.

“This kind of extreme weather is a reality and we need to be prepared.  Farmers will hear from skilled agricultural professionals on solutions that can be modified to prepare farm infrastructure and livestock for future extreme weather events,” said Cr Hood.


  • Dr Kirsten Barlow (Principal Scientist) - Precision Agriculture
  • Geoff Ross - Precision Agriculture
  • Andrew Bohay - Civil Agricultural Design
  • Sinead Barker - Meridian Agriculture
  • Mark Hutchings - Hutchings Plant Hire

This event is generously funded by the Victorian Government through Emergency Recovery Victoria's grant program in response to the 2022 Floods which impacted Victorian communities including residents and farmers of Hepburn Shire.


Doug Lindsay Recreation Reserve, Creswick

Thursday, 8 February 2024

9am – 1pm

Registrations can be made here