Nine mentors and 10 mentees have been selected to take part in a new program to boost drought resistance knowledge.
It's part of the Future Drought Fund Drought Resilience Leaders mentoring program. Nineteen people from the Parkes electorate will take part.
The program joins farmers and those with a connection to ag with experienced industry professionals.
"Farming skills, including drought resilience, are passed down from generation to generation. This program is about facilitating those connections to benefit farming communities here in the Parkes electorate," federal member for Parkes Mark Coulton said.
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"The mentoring program will continue with 300 mentees matched with 250 mentors nationally. I'd encourage any interested farmers and those employed in the agricultural sector to contact Australian Rural Leadership Foundation to find out how they can get involved."
The successful mentees from the Parkes electorate are: Emma Fessey (Brewarrina), Michelle Mort (Bourke), Georgia Hunt (Narrabri), Claudia Bryant (Broken Hill), Milly Ferguson (Dubbo), Emily Sinderberry (Bobadah), Peter Thornton (Dubbo), William Archer (Narromine), Phoebe Bridges (North Star) and Angus Groves (Dubbo).
The mentors are: Bruce Maynard (Narromine), Deanne Stanfield (Nowley), Graham Lyon (Dubbo), Holly Pender (Merah North), Jillian Kelly (Coonamble), Kim Chandler (Dubbo), Lucy Staughton (Gunnedah), Peter Thornton (Dubbo) and Roger Fitzgerald (Moree).
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