Plan for farm succession
Murray Dairy is hosting a workshop that will allow farmers to explore the next steps of farm transition or family succession.
The workshop is aimed at farm owners considering reducing their level of active farm involvement or those wanting to step into a farm business.
The session will be facilitated by Chris Hibburt, a dairy consultant with The Vet Group.
Mr Hibburt works predominantly out of southwest Victoria and is a coowner of a corporate dairy.
He sees people as integral to dairy business success, and strives to assist farmer owners to have the ability to bring others into a business so that it provides great scope to grow, to have flexibility in involvement and to transition through.
‘‘Dairy farming is in the blood for a lot of people, but it’s inevitable that one day that has to stop,’’ Mr Hibburt said.
‘‘If farmers have a game plan, then that can be on their terms.
‘‘This session will help participants identify strategies to achieve their succession and retirement vision.
‘‘There is no such thing as planning too early for farm transition. I would encourage all farmers, whether they are at the start of their career or towards the end, to attend one of these workshops.’’
The workshop is on December 29 from 10.30 am to 3 pm at the Cobram Hotel. Workshops are free and open for anyone to attend. Morning tea and lunch will be provided.
People matter: Dairy consultant Chris Hibburt will be speaking in Cobram at a Murray Dairy workshop.