Ruby Barnes

Hometown: Kerang
Occupation: Irrigation Extension Officer, Department of Jobs, Precincts and Regions
Area of Interest: Agriculture

How is climate change impacting your community?
In a dominated agricultural community, climate change is a large issue for many of the farming enterprises. Variable rainfall and climatic patterns are of great concern as that is what most farmers are reliant on to produce grains and fibres.  Yields are decreasing and costs are rising, making agriculture less viable as a career for many.

What are you passionate about changing?
Education is my passion in life, I aim to educate the farming community so they are more adaptive, resilient and understanding of climate change and the effect it will have on their everyday life. I believe that we will reach acceptance when people understand the threats at hand.