Young farmers and other agriculture industry professionals are being urged to get in quickly for their chance to attend one of two free dinner workshops to be held in Numurkah and Benalla later this month.
Goulburn Broken CMA Regional Landcare facilitator Ashley Rogers said the Fundamentals of Farm Management workshops would provide young agriculture sector workers (aged 18-40) with a better understanding of how to make more effective decisions and better influence others.
‘‘We all know how much time, money and productivity can be lost due to poor communication and decision-making,’’ Ms Rogers said.
‘‘These workshops will provide you with tips and advice on good communication and decision-making approaches that you can then put into practice to improve on-farm and business operations.’’
The workshops will cover:
■Decision making — what is a decision, types of decisions and approaches.
■People — beliefs and values, personality types and working with different personalities.
■Pulling these fundamentals of farm management together to operate more effectively.
Ms Rogers said the workshop would also be a good opportunity to network with other like-minded people.
‘‘Holding the workshops in the evening and including a meal will, we hope, mean that more people will be free to attend after work and enjoy the chance to meet other young people involved or interested in agriculture.’’
The first workshop will be held on Tuesday, July 25 from 6.45pm to 9.30pm (dinner included) at the North Eastern Hotel, 1 Nunn St, Benalla.
The second workshop will be held on Wednesday, July 26 from 6.45pm to 9.30pm (dinner included) at the Shamrock Hotel, 5-13 Melville St, Numurkah.
Cam Nicholson from Nicon Rural Services will facilitate the workshops.
Registrations are essential; RSVP to Sarah at Murray Dairy, phone 0418884621 or email firstname.lastname@example.org by 10am Monday, July 24.
These workshops have been made possible by funding from the Federal Government’s National Landcare Programme, hosted by Goulburn Broken CMA in partnership with Murray Dairy and Agriculture Victoria.
■More information is available at www.gbcma.vic.gov.au