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[Photo (left) by Rebecca Thyer: AMPS Research coordinator Jules Dixon (left) takes AMPS Research members through the results of wheat variety trials.].. Based on the Liverpool Plains, AMPS Agribusiness is a group of seven companies that began in 2002 after local grower group AMPS Research found that the best way to improve grower returns was to become more involved in value-adding enterprises... With commercial success, the amount invested by the group into research has increased, providing AMPS Research with a working budget of $149,000 in the 2008-09 financial year...
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Finally to the numerous farmers, business people and researchers I met around the world that were also very generous with their time and knowledge, thank you... It is widely regarded that cactus is high yielding, highly palatable and a readily available source of carbohydrates but lacks crude protein and crude fibre to get the best performance out of cactus it needs to be supplemented with a cheap source of fibre and protein (Nefzaoui, Salem, Salem, 2000, p512 - 516)... Develop a farming operation where a normal budget would rely on less than 50% of traditional farming system to generate the income reducing exposure to financial risk in droughts...
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COMMUNICATION GUIDE FOR FARM FAMILIES: The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has published an important resource for farming families... A Guide to Communication for Farm Families has been developed to increase understanding of the importance of effective communication and to build communication skills among family members and their advisers... Following on from the success of the GRDC's A Guide to Succession - Sustaining Families and Farms, many people have asked how they can get their farming family to communicate more effectively," Mr Reading said. "..
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COMMUNICATION GUIDE FOR FARM FAMILIES: The Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) has published an important resource for farming families... A Guide to Communication for Farm Families has been developed to increase understanding of the importance of effective communication and to build communication skills among family members and their advisers... Following on from the success of the GRDC's A Guide to Succession - Sustaining Families and Farms, many people have asked how they can get their farming family to communicate more effectively," Mr Reading said. "..
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Catalogue: GRDC Research Summaries
The aim of the booklet is to increase understanding and to build communication skills among family members and their advisers... In the years we have been working with farming families, numerous times we have heard people say, "They just need to communicate.".. GRDC A Guide To Communication For Farming Families < Keep browsing 0 Responses to A Guide To Communication For Farming Families..
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The winter crop is in the bin and growers are looking for ways to invest surplus income to expand, manage risk and diversify... The diversification into off-farm investments was achieved while maintaining a viable and successful farming business, resulting in: doubling of family net worth over 20 years (average equity growth of $180,000 per year); liquidity in off-farm assets to support the farm cash flow in poor seasons, and vice_versa; a manageable workload for the parents on-farm, reducing the need for employed labour; and an opportunity for all family members to participate, complementing the business skills developed in farming... This strategy of off-farm investment: involved all members of the farming family; provided experience in other sectors and stimulated greater awareness, understanding and appreciation of the local and global economy; provided financial security for the farm in poor seasons; and leveraged the equity in the farm to fund some of the off-farm growth, resulting in efficient use of available equity...
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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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A new brand of from-the-heart farm promotion filtered through to the Australian grains industry when US growers and internet sensation the Peterson brothers recently toured Queensland and Victoria... "We've found ways to make an income from the music videos, through public appearances and merchandise, and that has added to our bottom line because we can invest that money back into our farming operation," Greg says... Greg says the opportunity to perform in different countries, including Australia, Germany and Canada, has also helped improve their knowledge of innovative farming practices...
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A new brand of from-the-heart farm promotion filtered through to the Australian grains industry when US growers and internet sensation the Peterson brothers recently toured Queensland and Victoria... "We've found ways to make an income from the music videos, through public appearances and merchandise, and that has added to our bottom line because we can invest that money back into our farming operation," Greg says... Greg says the opportunity to perform in different countries, including Australia, Germany and Canada, has also helped improve their knowledge of innovative farming practices...
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Team Fat Farmers set out to have fun, get fit and raise money for the Menswatch program... Among the 40,000 participants in the 2015 Adelaide City-Bay Fun Run were 130 from South Australian farming families running as team 'Fat Farmers'... Ben, Greg and Scott came up with the Fat Farmers concept about seven years ago, and over the years a group of 12 to 15 Yorke Peninsula growers and their families have trained and participated in one of the 12, six or three-kilometre running or walking events in the City-Bay Fun Run...
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