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Register today for free farm business development workshops

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Thursday, 5. March 2015 - 10:45

Farm businesses throughout the State are encouraged to register now for free planning workshops provided by the Department of Agriculture and Food.

Department project manager Jason Moynihan said the training and support, which was part of the Farm Planning Workshop series, was being offered to assist rural businesses to build their resilience and capacity to grow.

“The workshops are expected to provide participants with the skills and confidence to improve their long-term financial viability and build their skills in strategic business planning,” Mr Moynihan said.

“Agrifood businesses in all industries are welcome to participate; from livestock to horticulture to irrigated crops and more.

“The Plan, Prepare, Prosper workshop is a free five-day training program designed to support farm businesses to develop strategic enterprise plans that will help decision making in times of risk and opportunity.

“The Planning for Profit workshop is a free one day workshop focused on taking home more from the farm business.

“Farm businesses will discover the most effective ways to increase profit by addressing the four key profit drivers: price, production, operating costs and business costs.

“Participants will also get a better understanding of achieving an effective price for produce, knowing costs of owning and running the business, optimising operating expenditure and targeting profitable production.”

All farm business members are encouraged to attend.

To register for a Farm Planning workshop, visit the department website, phone freecall 1800 198 231 or email workshops@agric.wa.gov.au

Media contact: Jodie Thomson/Dionne Tindale, media liaison  +61 (0)8 9368 3937

Farm businesses throughout the State are encouraged to register now for free planning workshops provided by the Department of Agriculture and Food.
Date Location Workshop

26 May 2015

27 May 2015

28 May 2015

9 June 2015

10 June 2015

Kununurra

Plan, Prepare and Prosper

11 June 2015 Kununurra Planning for Profit
16 March 2015 Carnarvon Planning for Profit
17 March 2015 Carnarvon Planning for Profit
24 March 2015 Bremer Bay Planning for Profit
26 March 2015 Cranbrook Planning for Proft
30 July 2015 Katanning Planning for Profit
12 August 2015 Denmark Planning for Profit
17 March 2015 Boyup Brook

Refresher and Succession Planning

29 April 2015 Donnybrook

Refresher and Marketing

6 May 2015 Boyup Brook Planning for Profit
12 May 2015 Manjimup Refresher and Marketing
13 May 2015 Bridgetown (organic) Refresher
17 March 2015 Lake Grace

Refresher and Succession Planning

18 March 2015 Hyden

Refresher and Succession Planning

19 March 2015 Corrigin

Planning for Profit

20 March 2015 Wandering

Planning for Profit