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Leadership reflects the 'essence' or footprint of the business and personalises its values... Leadership in business Effective leadership provides a foundation to work towards a clear vision or goal... be open; be fair; have integrity; speak your feelings; tell the truth; show consistency; fulfil your promises; maintain confidences; practise humility - give credit where credit is due; practise empathy - focus on active listening; employ the right attitude; be a 'coaching' leader - suits the younger generation, i.e. Gen Y; and be a role model for the business and team...
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Jules Alvaro (image above) is a western regional panel member and writes that as today's generation of grain growers face a very different grain business to that of 20 years ago, it is imperative to up-skill those in, or coming into, the industry... Farm advisory boards could be an important tool in managing business risk, improving decision making on-farm and transferring the business between generations, according to research undertaken by the Geraldton port zone Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN)... The 'big picture' direction benefit of using a board includes assisting growers to take regular time to talk about the strategic direction of their businesses, as well as giving growers the ability to separate out the strategic decision making from the everyday operational aspects of the farming business...
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Jules Alvaro (image above) is a western regional panel member and writes that as today's generation of grain growers face a very different grain business to that of 20 years ago, it is imperative to up-skill those in, or coming into, the industry... Farm advisory boards could be an important tool in managing business risk, improving decision making on-farm and transferring the business between generations, according to research undertaken by the Geraldton port zone Regional Cropping Solutions Network (RCSN)... The 'big picture' direction benefit of using a board includes assisting growers to take regular time to talk about the strategic direction of their businesses, as well as giving growers the ability to separate out the strategic decision making from the everyday operational aspects of the farming business...
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Plan your to manage family farm business changes and the earlier we start succession planning, the more options we will have in responding to the needs of family members and their changing involvement in the farm business... KEY POINtS A succession plan can help farming families and farm businesses to successfully manage anticipated and unforeseen changes in both their family and the business... A long-term strategy having a succession plan is a strategy to help family farm businesses prepare for the long-term transfer of responsibilities, capacity, management, ownership and control of a farm business from one generation of the family to the next...
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Plan your to manage family farm business changes and the earlier we start succession planning, the more options we will have in responding to the needs of family members and their changing involvement in the farm business... KEY POINtS A succession plan can help farming families and farm businesses to successfully manage anticipated and unforeseen changes in both their family and the business... A long-term strategy having a succession plan is a strategy to help family farm businesses prepare for the long-term transfer of responsibilities, capacity, management, ownership and control of a farm business from one generation of the family to the next...
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Plan your to manage family farm business changes and the earlier we start succession planning, the more options we will have in responding to the needs of family members and their changing involvement in the farm business... KEY POINtS A succession plan can help farming families and farm businesses to successfully manage anticipated and unforeseen changes in both their family and the business... A long-term strategy having a succession plan is a strategy to help family farm businesses prepare for the long-term transfer of responsibilities, capacity, management, ownership and control of a farm business from one generation of the family to the next...
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The GRDC's Young Farming Champions.. Rebecca is based at Narrabri, NSW, where she is undertaking her PhD, with the help of a GRDC Postgraduate Scholarship, in plant breeding and genetics at the University of Sydney. ".. I wholeheartedly believe the future of agriculture depends on attracting young, talented people and helping them realise what a modern, exciting and challenging career it is."..
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The aim of my studies was to investigate how family farms are surviving in marginal areas and see what research is being done to improve their situations... In our semi-arid environment I believe that cover crops would work to improve the soil by shading and cooling it... Throughout my travels in east Europe, Slovakia, Hungary and Serbia the usual succession practice has been to split the farm up between all children equally...
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The aim of my studies was to determine: which investment companies and countries are active in agricultural investment why Australia is an attractive country for investment barriers and restrictions on rural investment outside of Australia the influence of Government support on foreign and corporate investment evaluate the various investment models used globally investigate opportunities for Australian family farming businesses to form relationships with these corporate investors... There are future models emerging that will assist farmers manage production risk via co-investment... The companies that employ this model provide strong competition to local farmers when accessing land in the areas they target...
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[Photo (left): Merna Curnow] Merna has harnessed her passion for both education and agriculture over the past 20 years, from involvement with 'Farmfacts', the predecessor of FM500, to being the inaugural national chair of Partners In Grain... The development of header operator training and spray management courses, by the Victorian Grains Industry Training Network, another organisation that Merna remains heavily committed to, are examples of projects that help new and current operators to embrace new technology, providing them with training that makes them more skilled and more employable... "Farming is a business and farmers need a range of skills, but there are also opportunities for family members to specialise in areas of interest, for example marketing, agronomy, machinery or business management," Merna says...
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