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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
Costs are increasing and farm businesses must respond appropriately to ensure future competitiveness... Farms need to continue to increase in scale, but maintain outputs per hectare... The following trends outline the cost and income trends for a group of 10 farm businesses in the lower north of South Australia who have been benchmarking their businesses for the last 14 years...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates
At a recent Grain and Graze farmer group discussion held at Ardrossan a Case Study farm was used to assess the impact of some strategic decisions such as the purchase versus lease of land... The same approach is used in this paper... The spread of results will increase as the greater number of paddocks is swapped opportunistically from a low gross margin to a higher gross margin crop...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (North)
Kingaroy Grower Grains Research Update.. Making the impossible possible together - experiences in different ways to manage resources... Grains Research Update - Kingaroy 21st August 2001 www.southburnett.com.au This is a very useful site for residents in the Burnett region...
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Catalogue: GRDC Factsheets
Farmers often sacrifice personal income so money can stay in the farming business to fund working capital requirements... Since the expense item is not tax deductible and is not required by the accountant in order to complete the farm's tax assessment, this major expense is not necessarily recorded... Although debt free, this farm did not grow in the 30 years it was managed by his father...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Kingaroy Grower Grains Research Update.. Making the impossible possible together - experiences in different ways to manage resources... Grains Research Update - Kingaroy 21st August 2001 www.southburnett.com.au This is a very useful site for residents in the Burnett region...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
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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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Procedures keep the business engine running.. Tasmania's Michael Chilvers sees business procedure as the essence of a sustainable and flexible enterprise... While Michael spent 22 weeks travelling through 16 countries (including Chile, China, New Zealand, Russia, Ukraine and Uruguay, as well as others in Europe and North America) studying farming business management structures, his wife Fiona managed their 1080-hectare mixed farm south of Launceston...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
By joining their businesses and applying a set of governing principles, Loxton growers John Gladigau and Robin Schaefer have gone from farming 4000 to 9000 hectares.. I knew I wanted a structure that would enable the integrity and heritage of the family farm to be maintained, while at the same time implementing efficient and profitable business practices," John says... Robin and John believe the future is in larger farms, and collaborative agreements offer opportunities for expansion without losing the integrity of the family's assets...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
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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Catalogue: GRDC Final Reports
Partners in Grain not only promotes its professional development to women and young people in the industry, it is one of only a few training providers nationally that considers training logistics to make the learning environment conducive to women in the industry... Partners in Grain has been invited to submit a project specification to GRDC to develop material to deliver 4 workshops that will address some of the nine national training priorities identified... There is also the opportunity to provide professional development to growers in the nine national training priority areas identified by Partners in Grain...
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