Liesbeth Long

Hometown: Maryborough
Occupation: Primary Producer
Area of Interest: Agriculture

How is climate change impacting your community?
Living in a small town surrounded by half a dozen farmers, we noticed our yields decreasing over the years which is consistent with the climate changing. We’ve had to hire a private agronomist to help with our spray and fertiliser inputs to get better results. Climate change is a constant factor in our work now.

What are you passionate about changing?
I’m interested in learning more about climate change science to adapt our farm to become more resilient. I also want to learn how to talk about climate change with other farmers as it’s a taboo topic and hardly ever spoken about openly. If I can pass my knowledge onto others, we could create a climate resilient community.