Strategic steps to grains profitability to be explored at Birchip
Author: Sharon Watt | Date: 13 Jun 2018
Grain growers will gather in Birchip next month to learn about opportunities for fine-tuning their farm businesses for potential growth in overall profit.
The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) is hosting a Farm Business Update on July 4 and this will be an important forum for creating awareness and increasing knowledge relating to farm business management issues.
GRDC Grower Relations Manager – South, Darren Arney, says the Farm Business Update presents an opportunity for growers and their advisers to hear from a host of industry experts on topics relevant to their enterprises, such as grain marketing and farm succession.
“Informed business decision-making is critical to the overall profitability of our growers,” Mr Arney says. “The Farm Business Updates play an important role in delivering insights and advice to underpin growers’ decisions.”
The Farm Business Update will feature several speakers, including Brad Knight from Geo Commodities who will examine the decision-making processes involved in grain marketing. What to grow, where to store it, how to store it and who will buy it will be among the aspects of grain marketing to be explored by Mr Knight.
Consultant Nigel McGuckian will delve into the topic of succession. He will explain why current and future viability are essential in effecting a plan for succession which enables continuation of the farm business.
Identifying high cost paddocks and how they impact on farm profit is a subject to be discussed by Phil O’Callaghan from ORM Pty Ltd, while Dr Alison Kennedy from the National Centre for Farmer Health will provide practical insights on dealing with and managing stress when faced with uncertainty or adversity.
Partnered by BCG, the GRDC Farm Business Update will be held at the Birchip Community Leisure Centre, from 8.30am to 12.30pm, with catering provided.
Following lunch, a BCG crop walk will be conducted, enabling local growers to see first-hand weed management product innovations and developments from a range of commercial organisations.
For a detailed Farm Business Update program and to register for the event please visit the GRDC events page or phone ORM on 03 5441 6176 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. For more information about and to register for the crop walk, phone BCG on 03 5492 2787.
Darren Arney, GRDC
Sharon Watt, Porter Novelli
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