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Catalogue: GRDC Media
This year's successful introduction of a Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC) Farm Business Update initiative in the southern cropping region has set the foundations for a series of Updates to be held in New South Wales in 2013... The Farm Business Updates for growers and advisers are designed to provide attendees with valuable information and resources to enhance understanding of the various facets of farm business management... Farm Business Updates for growers will be held in Lockhart on March 21 and Parkes on October 10, while an Update for advisers is scheduled for Wagga Wagga on August 15...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
Australia's proximity to rapid economic growth in Asia should provide new and expanding markets for Australian food industries - particularly grains... But his optimism is qualified by the observation that Australia needs to rethink its attitude to the way it engages with the region, particularly with respect to immigration policies... Mr Salt was urging Australian farmers and the Australian community generally to recognise that the world has changed very quickly; that the economic epicentres are shifting fast to India and China and that if Australia is to gain from this then it needs to also shift from its historical alliances and attitudes...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (West)
Consulting, Agronomy, Research, Grain Marketing "It's not the strongest nor the most intelligent of creatures that survive, but the ones most able to adapt to change.".. Potash PAW Nitrogen Consulting, Agronomy, Research, Grain Marketing.. Yield / Zone Yield / Treatment / Zone Consulting, Agronomy, Research, Grain Marketing..
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC supports development of grains industry leaders.. Denise McLellan from Horsham (Victoria) and Darren Arney from Nairne (South Australia) will next month embark on their ARLP leadership development experience... Denise and Darren will have access to the captains of industry from across the agricultural sector, enabling the grains industry to learn from the success of others," said Mrs Findlay Tickner...
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Catalogue: GRDC Media
GRDC supports development of grains industry leaders.. Denise McLellan from Horsham (Victoria) and Darren Arney from Nairne (South Australia) will next month embark on their ARLP leadership development experience... Denise and Darren will have access to the captains of industry from across the agricultural sector, enabling the grains industry to learn from the success of others," said Mrs Findlay Tickner...
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Catalogue: GRDC Publications
Failure to meet obligations outlined in a grain contract can be costly to a business, so it is important to have systems in place and manage contracts ... The averages should not be seen as reflecting the overall average price achieved for APW by pool operators... The three key considerations when assessing the forecasting accuracy of a given pool operator is the: n difference between the FPR and the average EPR published during the decision period (i.e. how much less/more did growers receive from what they were expecting)...
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Catalogue: Nuffield Scholar Reports
I believe those farmers who have the philosophy "my job is to grow the grain, not market it" may struggle under a new freer grain marketing arrangement, especially if they are not prepared to spend time on that arm of their business... The issue of accountability, often seen as a negative, can actually be a powerful tool to help drive a business forward I saw many examples of joint ventures in my Nuffield travels, some of which I will provide more detail on later in this report... I believe one of the great opportunities in agriculture currently is for more farmers to take control of their own destiny and create their own opportunities by becoming more business savvy...
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Catalogue: GRDC Updates (South)
Influences on costs and profit Profit is driven by income and costs the impact on income should be considered when changing costs. '.. If the farmer you are working with is under stress of some sort, either financially or personally, they may ignore advice given and become more conservative in their approach to change... , most farmers have not received any formal training in research skills or decision analysis and are ill equipped to collect an exhaustive supply of information on a subject for analysis...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The investment has been driven by the acute skills shortage and potential succession planning issues facing the grains industry... "The GRDC has long recognised the need to encourage students into agriculture but in the past 12 months we have taken an even more proactive role in developing a grains industry education strategy with a suite of related education resources for use at schools and community events," she says... The GRDC capacity building team has been working on programs to: educate teachers and career advisers about opportunities in the grain industry, given their role as key influencers over student career decision-making; target tertiary students who are already likely to study science as a career and outline to them the opportunities in agricultural and plant science as a specialty field; and promote the science behind grain production to secondary-school students to showcase the broad range of careers and opportunities available...
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Catalogue: Ground Cover
The investment has been driven by the acute skills shortage and potential succession planning issues facing the grains industry... "The GRDC has long recognised the need to encourage students into agriculture but in the past 12 months we have taken an even more proactive role in developing a grains industry education strategy with a suite of related education resources for use at schools and community events," she says... The GRDC capacity building team has been working on programs to: educate teachers and career advisers about opportunities in the grain industry, given their role as key influencers over student career decision-making; target tertiary students who are already likely to study science as a career and outline to them the opportunities in agricultural and plant science as a specialty field; and promote the science behind grain production to secondary-school students to showcase the broad range of careers and opportunities available...
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