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Catalogue: GRDC Media
"There is so much great research going on and things are changing so quickly that you really need to dedicate yourself to staying on top of it," Ms George said... Ms George, who studies at the University of New England, is a member of the new breed of farmers who gain a university degree and a broad range of skills to take back to the family farm... "Agriculture is getting more and more complex and things change so quickly that farmers really need broad skills and knowledge these days," Mr Birchall said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
"There is so much great research going on and things are changing so quickly that you really need to dedicate yourself to staying on top of it," Ms George said... UNE School of Environmental and Rural Science lecturer Craig Birchall said the days when young people relied solely on their parents to learn how to farm were long gone... "Agriculture is getting more and more complex and things change so quickly that farmers really need broad skills and knowledge these days," Mr Birchall said...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
2013 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Launceston 77 Once we introduced this strategy to our clients not only did it save them tax initially we noticed another interesting phenomenon and this is demonstrated in the figure below... To encourage reflection, a program or timetable is required to ensure reflection takes place... (Please circle) YES/NO 2013 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Launceston 109 5 - Please indicate your degree of satisfaction with the presentations on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is totally unsatisfacto,r 5yis moderately satisfactory and 10 is totally satisfactory in regards to: a)How relevant the information presented is to you in working with your rural clients b) How easy it was to understand c)How useful it will be to you when workingwith your clients Easy to Relevance Usefulness Comment understand Local, National and global economic outlook and the potential impact for Tasmanian agriculture Saul Eslake ............................................... ............................................... .................................................
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
2013 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Launceston 77 Once we introduced this strategy to our clients not only did it save them tax initially we noticed another interesting phenomenon and this is demonstrated in the figure below... To encourage reflection, a program or timetable is required to ensure reflection takes place... (Please circle) YES/NO 2013 GRDC Farm Business Update for Growers and Advisers - Launceston 109 5 - Please indicate your degree of satisfaction with the presentations on a scale of 0 to 10 where 0 is totally unsatisfacto,r 5yis moderately satisfactory and 10 is totally satisfactory in regards to: a)How relevant the information presented is to you in working with your rural clients b) How easy it was to understand c)How useful it will be to you when workingwith your clients Easy to Relevance Usefulness Comment understand Local, National and global economic outlook and the potential impact for Tasmanian agriculture Saul Eslake ............................................... ............................................... .................................................
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe that Suzanne's comment reflected that while the board and directors had a well-managed and profitable business run in a responsible manner, they had lost touch with public perception and had not recognised or understood that the community now had a different expectation to how water resources are managed... What surprised me with this research was that it was being duplicated in neighbouring states, and that neither trial work had a control plot where a crop was grown under "best management practice" with the yield, response, and economic outcomes being measured against the other trial work... With the communication phase of succession, I believe we need to receive the affirmation of all parties included...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Recognising the importance of enterprise management in improving grain grower incomes, the GRDC is continuing its series of farm business management forums at which growers and other grains industry professionals can access valuable information and resources to support them in their business decision-making... Dennis Hoiberg, Lessons Learnt Consulting 4.30pm Drinks compliments of 2013 GRDC Farm Business Update for Advisers - Bendigo 7.. Seek out (rather than avoid) clientcontact experiences, and take personal risks with clients rather than avoid them...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
If we want to create long term relationships within our businesses, and with those we deal with, we need to create an environment where all parties have something to gain, no matter the circumstances... In many ways we might say 'there is no model' and 'there are no rules' as we believe there are always opportunities to create efficiencies and economies of scale, but these may vary significantly from business to business... The issues which are faced by family farms may be complex on a range of levels, but we believe the potential to create structural and production efficiencies through collaboration can create enormous benefits...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
If we want to create long term relationships within our businesses, and with those we deal with, we need to create an environment where all parties have something to gain, no matter the circumstances... In many ways we might say 'there is no model' and 'there are no rules' as we believe there are always opportunities to create efficiencies and economies of scale, but these may vary significantly from business to business... The issues which are faced by family farms may be complex on a range of levels, but we believe the potential to create structural and production efficiencies through collaboration can create enormous benefits...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Succession planning is a challenge faced by most farming families, but it is especially hard when land values are high... Trying to support four generations, as well as generate income to buy out siblings, is an ongoing challenge for Natalie and Dane Sommerville (pictured with their son Mitchell) but they put in place a novel business arrangement to get a start... "We presented our case to these potential partners as if approaching the bank, so we had to have all our figures worked out to demonstrate the potential returns and risk involved," Dane says...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
The farms which work on high volume mostly use conventional methods with some alternative practices used such as green manure crops, cover crops and composted material... Their conventional production system uses holistic methods to ensure sustainable agriculture, including practices like compost at 4-5 tonnes per hectare per year spread over the fields, and six-year rotations as a minimum for vegetables... Many of the businesses using conventional methods realised the importance of soil health and the need to improve their soils to maintain current production...
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