Helping farmers deal with the dry

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Firsthand experience of drought and an understanding of the toll it can take on farming businesses, bank balances and emotional well-being was the catalyst for a series of Dealing with the Dry: Farm management options during and after drought forums.

Initiated by Grains Research and Development Corporation Grower Relations Manager Susan McDonnell, the aim is to deliver practical advice ranging from how to talk about debt with your bank, to accessing government services and identifying and supporting mental health issues.

Forum dates:

Peak Hill Monday July 15, 8.30am to noon

Condobolin Monday July 15, 2pm to 5.30pm

Lake Cargelligo Tuesday July 16, 8.30am to noon

West Wyalong Tuesday July 16, 2pm to 5.30pm