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The Business Of Farming

Be as good at the business of farming as you are at farming.

Progress your farming career



 

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Farmers and agribusiness have many opportunities to attend events focused on grain and livestock production but they have very limited opportunities to learn about the business of farming.


To help fill this gap, we at Planfarm have developed a program that will help you become a better farmer or agribusiness representative by gaining a greater understanding of the business of farming.

It is a combination of online and face to face learning, developed by the experts in farm business, for farm business owners and ag industry people.


At the end of this workshop you will:

  1. Be upskilled in all aspects of farm business management
  2. Understand your business and have clear strategies on where to focus your efforts to achieve future success, and
  3. Be ready to take on the management and ownership of the family farm.
 

Who is it for?


Farmers of all ages and abilities, however it is best suited to the young to middle age farmer who is looking to progress their career from worker to manager to owner of the family farm.

We also run a tailored program for people who work in the agribusiness sector who are looking to gain a greater understanding of how farm businesses are managed.



Family members encouraged


We really encourage family members to do this program together where possible. Most Australian farms are family businesses and we believe that a critical element of success is having all members of the business working towards a common goal. Involving siblings, spouses, partners or other business partners is an opportunity for you to learn about your farm business together, and develop strategies aimed at achieving your life and business goals.

How it runs

You will do most of the learning by watching videos on your computer or tablet at home supplemented with worksheets and a few webinars along the way and a face to face get together at the program conclusion. This is known as the ‘flipped classroom’ approach and we believe that it is perfect for agriculture where participants are spread far and wide, allowing time committed, travel and cost to be minimised.

The workshop runs for eight weeks with 18 video modules in total of 10 to 20 minutes duration each. There are worksheets to complete with each module and we will run three webinars (group video conference Q & A session) during the workshop. We will get together for a one day face to face meeting at the end in Perth followed by dinner and refreshments.

Each group size (for the face-to-face meeting) is limited to 25 participants.



When?


Upcoming rounds

Autumn 2020: 2 February to 27 March

Spring 2020: 20 July to 11 September



Cost?

Price is $2249 (+GST). There will be an additional cost of $199 (+GST) if another family member such as your spouse or partner would like to attend to cover catering/attendance at the face-to-face meeting in Perth.



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Workshop curriculum

The program has been developed by our Planfarm consultants in partnership with other experts who specialise in people development, tax and legal matters.

You will receive the exact information that you need, in the best possible format.

Our team have developed the program carefully, using their wealth of knowledge and experience to ensure that the most important aspects of the farm business are covered.

Not too much, not too little, just what matters most.


Curriculum


  Module 1 with Peter Newman
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  Module 2 with Cameron Weeks
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  Module 3 with Cameron Weeks
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  Module 4 with Rob Grima
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  Module 5 with Cameron Weeks
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  Video Conference 1
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  Module 6 with Sabin Ivey, ANZ
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  Module 7 with Rob Grima
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  Module 8 with Rob Grima
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  Module 9 with Rob Grima
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  Module 10 with Cameron Weeks
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  Video Conference 2
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  Module 13 with Paul Omodei
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  Module 14 with Greg Kirk
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  Module 15 with Darren Fissioli, Thorntons
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  Module 16 with Darren Fissioli, Thorntons
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  Module 17 with Steve Stanley, CEO Institute
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  Module 18 with Cameron Weeks
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  Module 19 with Alex Granich, Granich Partners
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  Module 20 with Peter Newman
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  Video Conference 3
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This workshop will help you take the next step in your farming career, from worker to manager and eventually owner of the farm business, giving you and your family the confidence that you are well prepared for the opportunity to own and manage a successful business.



The Business of Farming is currently closed for enrolment.

Have a question to ask? Click here, share your contact details and we'll call you back within 24 hours.


 

Enter your details below for instant access to Understanding Profit with Cameron Weeks. (The link to the free module will be sent straight to your inbox. You'll also receive regular updates from us and be the first when the program reopens.)

This course is not open for enrolment.