The business of farming on the agenda at Ardlethan

Author: Sharon Watt | Date: 03 Aug 2015

Keith Pengilly

Effective and efficient farm businesses will be the focus of a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) forum in Ardlethan this month.

The GRDC Farm Business Update on August 20 will provide a unique opportunity for growers and advisers to learn from and network with leading industry professionals.

GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the Farm Business Update will feature a line-up of expert speakers who will provide advice on a number of issues that have an impact on the bottom line.

“It is important that grain growers and their advisers have a good understanding of the business side of primary production so they have the capacity to maximise their profitability,” Mr Pengilley said.

The Farm Business Updates are an initiative of the GRDC Southern Regional Panel and since their inception they have played a successful role in enhancing growers’ knowledge and understanding of farm business issues.

The program will be opened by Basil Doonan from Macquarie Franklin who will discuss the skills and approaches needed for successful farming systems.

Mike Krause from P2PAgri will detail farm business management tools to help measure business performance, while John Francis from Holmes Sackett will look at farm expansion and the enterprise mix.

Ian Ware from APA Sound will provide advice on how to get the farm digitally ready and how working together can increase connectivity.

Supported by FarmLink Research, the Farm Business Update at Ardlethan Hall will begin at 9.00am and will conclude at 1.00pm, with catering provided.

A detailed program can be obtained by visiting the Ardlethan Farm Business Update page, or by contacting ORM on 03 5441 6176 or email admin@orm.com.au.

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Gavin Beever, ORM
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Sharon Watt
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Caption: GRDC Southern Regional Panel chair Keith Pengilley says the Farm Business Update at Ardlethan will feature a line-up of expert speakers who will provide advice on a number of issues that have an impact on the bottom line.

Region South, North