NDC Presentations - Business
"Change will happen. Turn change into a positive, have your plans and goals and believe in them."
This was just one of the key messages coming from conference speakers on the topics of business and management.
Cameron Smith provided an oversight of a cluster farm project from Murray Dairy region which showcased options for young farmers to enter into dairying, without farm ownership. Peter and Grant Evans, Western Australian dairy farmers, clearly demonstrated how succession planning can and is working.
Basil Doonan, consultant from Tasmania, left us with some simple messages: -
"Know the rules of the game, Have a game plan, Take calculated risks, Be able to execute (skilfully) and Look for opportunities."
A closing thought from a conference participant was "Opportunities keep presenting themselves in your business even when you think you've addressed them all."
Basil Doonan - Primary Consultant Macquarie Franklin
Staying in the Game and Doing it Well
Basil Doonan has had over 18 years’ experience in farm business management, training and consultancy. He has worked extensively in Australia and overseas in grazing industries primarily in the development and delivery of farmer training and follow‐up consulting.
Cam Smith - Farmanco Pty Ltd
Cluster farms, share farming and business management
Cam Smith has been involved in the Victorian Dairy Industry for 20 years. In 2004 he became a Director of, and Farm Management Consultant for Farmanco Pty Ltd. The majority of the work undertaken by Farmanco is the provision of farm management advice and services to farmer clients.
Peter & Grant Evans - Dairy Farmers WA
Dryland Supreme, Medium Concentrate System and Successful Succession Planning
Peter & Sue Evans run a successful dairy farm business in partnership. They are also under a profit sharing agreement with their son Grant who is the farm manager. The Evans has addressed the needs of all involved in the dairy business and implemented a successful succession Plan.