Our Workshops

Getting Started: Bank Ready

3 hour workshop, runs in the evening. Free! Our speaker is a local agribusiness banker (we are not tied to any banks). We discuss finance options for young farmers like buying, leasing, and equipment loans. We talk about what to look for in a bank and how to impress a bank! We talk about the key documents the banks are looking for when meeting with young farmers. And we give out a list of banking terms – in plain English that you can actually understand.

Getting Started: Business Ready

3 hour workshop, run in the evening. Free again! This focuses on getting started in business. Our speaker is a qualified accountant and we talk about ABNs, ACNs… do you need one? Structures, sole trading, partnerships, trusts, companies etc. What’s the diff? What’s right for you? GST… when do you qualify? Do you have to collect GST? And accountants, do you need one? How do you choose a good one? Business goals, why bother? Where do you start?

Next Level: Communicate to Get Results

A one day workshop run by qualified trainers, normally costing in excess of $395, but is fully subsidised by the NSW DPI Young Farmer Business Program so is at no cost to you (some conditions apply - see criteria). Communication underpins everything we do in our farming or fishing businesses, whether it's talking with parents about the family farm, seeking investment or loans, negotiating better deals with suppliers or approaching other professionals for advice or direction. No matter how long you've been in operation, confidence in communication is paramount for success!