Business Skills for Young Farmers Workshop, 26 March – rescheduled as online meeting

In light of the current COVID-19 social distancing guidelines, we will be holding Thursday’s Business Skills for Young Farmers Workshop 2 over the internet using Zoom. Please see below instructions for how to join the meeting;

You are invited to a scheduled Zoom meeting.

Topic: Business Skills for Young Farmers Workshop 2

Time:  March 26, 2020. 12:50-3:10 PM Canberra, Melbourne, Sydney

To join the  Zoom Meeting, use the following link:

Meeting ID: 353 883 831

If you have never used Zoom before, it only takes a few minutes to download and can be accessed from any device (computer/laptop, tablet, phone). When joining, select use “computer audio”.  We would encourage you to enable your video, so using a device with audio/video capability is preferred.

Workshop Information

NSW farmers aged 18-40 are invited to a second workshop in a series of free farm business events hosted by Riverine Plains Inc. These events are aiming to improve the access of young farmers to better business information and have a focus on financial literacy and farm business principles.

This second workshop will focus on long-term business financial planning and will be held on Thursday 26 March, 2020 from 12:50-3:10pm via Zoom (see details above), and will cover a brief recap of the first session, plus;

  • Introduction to Benchmarking, Tim Haines, Farmanco
  • Financial planning and growing a business in the farming economy
  • Planning for long-term debt repayment

The Business Skills workshops are free and are open to NSW farmers aged 18-40.

For more information please download the RPI Young Farmers Business Skills flyer, or to register, please contact Riverine Plains Inc on 03 5744 1713 or email Kate Coffey

A bus tour is also being planned (COVID-19 situation dependent) to include visits to a number of agricultural businesses to see how these businesses have implemented business plans and strategies, as well as what drives the underlying profitability and risk of these enterprises.

This project is supported by the NSW Department of Primary Industries through the Young Farmer Business Program