Western Australian farmers offered free workshops
Farmers in Western Australia rural property are set to benefit from a government initiative to boost agricultural business owners’ planning and management skills.
State agriculture and food minister Terry Redman announced the Farm Business Capacity workshops yesterday (August 29), which is free to farmers across the state.
"The Department of Agriculture and Food initiative will enable farmers to focus on the factors that drive profit, as well as key areas such as seasonal changes, financial planning, risk management and work-life balance."
Three different workshop series are available for farmers to take part in, including the five-day Plan, Prepare and Prosper clinic, a refresher course and the Planning for profit workshop.
Mr Redman said the courses would provide Western Australian farmers with the information to build their business skills - developing strategic plans to ensure the success of their agricultural enterprise.
The workshops will also enable those with farming pursuits to make better informed capital investment decisions, addressing key profit drivers including yield, costs and price factors.
"I encourage farmers to promptly register their interest as places are limited," Mr Redman said.