Your farming future - skills session

  • When: 15 – 16 Jul 2024 at 8:30am / 3:00pm
  • Where: Colbinabbin Country Hotel, 18 Mitchell St, Colbinabbin 3559
  • Cost: Free
  • Contact: Agriculture Victoria
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This program is designed for farmers aiming to strengthen their business acumen and prepare for future challenges in the agricultural sector.

Dr Kate Burke is an independent farm consultant who has a PhD and extensive experience in crop agronomy and dryland agriculture. Her expertise is sought by large corporate enterprises but she most enjoys working with farmers that have a commitment to improvement. Using an evidence-based approach, Kate will guide you towards 'excellent farming'.

Topics include:

  • Key profit drivers and high-level benchmarks
  • Income vs cost of production and impact of rotation
  • Calculating basic financial benchmarks
  • Understanding your personal appetite for risk
  • Understanding your production potential to assess variation in profit
  • Managing climate variability and farm financial performance
  • Scenario planning for the 2024 and 2025 seasons and beyond

This event is free and is held over two days on Monday July 15 and Tuesday July 16. 

Participants who complete the 2-day course and business plans will be eligible for a free, 45–90 minute one-on-one planning review with Kate Burke.

The Farm Business Resilience Program is jointly funded through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and the Victorian Government’s Future Agriculture Skills Capacity Fund.