A farm is a business like no other, and no one wakes up one morning knowing how to do everything. These courses are designed to provide you with the detailed budgeting and business management skills you need, so you can concentrate on what you love most.
A hands-on, training package will assist you to:
- Establish easy record-keeping systems
- Streamline bill payment and bookkeeping
- Reduce accounting fees
- Minimise filing time
- Spend less time in the office for better results
Excel is a fantastic program that many of us have on our computers, but we don’t use it to its full potential. You can learn how to design simple spreadsheets that help you with record keeping and make calculations easy. This course is taught using the side-by-side method where our recorded video lessons are played on a tablet or second screen and the exercises are undertaken concurrently on your computer. Working in your own office allows you to load your own spreadsheets with your own data and apply your knowledge straight away. With realistic farm-based examples, you will increase your finance and business knowledge as we go.
Effective planning and management of cash flow in farming operations can mean the ability to take full advantage of opportunities as they arise and give you an action plan for disaster.
This course will assist you to:
- Budget for fixed and variable costs
- Understand farm finance options
- Approach your bank for additional finance
A well-written budget allows you to approach each season as it comes with greater confidence and less stress.
Secrets of Successful Farming
With or without carefully constructed succession plans, some families just nail it when it comes to running a successful business. At the same time, they maintain great family relationships whilst others fight, feud or flounder.
Whether your business is just starting out as a dynamic duo or you have four generations working together, we will give you easy to implement, practical ideas that will improve performance and create harmony.
Acing your meetings with your
Let’s face it: farming businesses are capital intensive and debt is a necessary tool for business growth. You might only meet with your bank manager once a year (or perhaps once a decade), but you need to be prepared in order to get the best results. Full of templates, hints, and tips, our short online course will ensure you present your business at its best and walk out of your meetings feeling relaxed and confident.
We've collaborated with other organisations to bring you more expert knowledge through self-study courses on a variety of topics.
Farm Leasing for
Leasing can be an entry step toward land ownership, a expansion strategy for established farmers and a farming business model in it’s own right. The best performers can struggle in a leasing situation if they fail to understand the key investment principles and how they relate to their own farming business.
This course is for those who want to get ahead of the game - Learn about the investment principles of leasing land to improve farm proﬁtability.
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Farm life can be a challenge, and sometimes you need support that goes beyond the digital realm. These courses are designed to give you the hands-on assistance and direction you need to keep each part of your business running smoothly, even when times are tough.
for the Season Ahead
A great 50-min session for your industry, client, or community group on improving financial management, relationships, and focus. This session can also be presented as a component of a larger field day or event.
Else in mind?
Your industry or community has specific needs and its own unique character. Work with us to tailor-make a workshop to suit you.