Mingenew to host GRDC Farm Business Update event

Date: 16 Jan 2017


A Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update event will be held in Mingenew, Western Australia, on Thursday, February 9.

Roger States crouching in a field

GRDC Western Regional Grower Services manager Roger States says GRDC Farm Business Update events are designed to help provide growers and advisers with information to help them undertake effective business planning and management.

This event, which provides a unique forum for growers and advisers to learn from – and network with – leading industry professionals, will follow GRDC Farm Business Update events in Borden on Monday, February 6 and Corrigin on Tuesday, February 7.

GRDC Western Regional Grower Services manager Roger States said business management skills and knowledge were critical to running a successful farm business. 

“The decision making required is becoming increasingly complex as farm businesses strive to meet the key challenges of varying costs, prices and climatic conditions,” he said.

“GRDC Farm Business Updates are annual events designed to provide growers and advisers with information to help them undertake effective business planning and management.”

The Mingenew event, to be held at the Mingenew Recreation Centre, will cover a range of topics, presented by expert speakers, including:
  • Future technology to improve business management efficiency (Telstra chief scientist Hugh Bradlow)
  • Long-term business strategies and practical processes for setting and revisiting business goals (Ag Consulting Co. director Jeanette Long)
  • How much machinery should be owned and when should it be upgraded (Kondinin Group senior researcher Ben White)
  • Maintaining a healthy mindset to make good decisions (Bunch Consulting’s Neville Brady)
  • What to do with profits in a low interest rate environment (consultant Ashley Herbert)
  • Alternative business funding models (Price-Sevenson director Ken Sevenson)
  • Facing change and challenges with a winning plan (Australian sporting legend Ric Charlesworth).
At each of the GRDC Farm Business Updates, registration will be from 8.30am and proceedings will take place from 9am to 4.30pm. To register attendance and to pay online, visit the GRDC website by following this link

Contact Details

For Interviews

Roger States, GRDC
0427 565 780
roger.states@grdc.com.au

Matt McCarthy, ORM
0407 344 264
matt@orm.com.au

Contact

Melissa Williams, Cox Inall Communications
0428 884 414
melissa.williams@coxinall.com.au

GRDC Project Code ORM00017

Region West