Rdekin grower wins busi­ness award

Townsville Bulletin - - NEWS -

K I N c a n e g r o w e r ne has won a $ 5000 de­vel­op­ment award ni­tion of his vi­sion,

fo­cus, and busi­ness p skills. ceived the award in fter grad­u­at­ing from k’s pres­ti­gious e de­vel­op­ment week.

Mr Lyne said that be­fore do­ing the pro­gram he be­lieved the only way to in­crease farm prof­itabil­ity was to at­tract good prices for his cane, hence suc­cess al­ways hinged on the mercy of the mar­ket.

“We un­der­took some RRY woman Katie Scott n her Akubra into the ring at the Miss Rodeo Aus­tralia - year- old is rep­re­sent­ing the rry Muster Fes­ti­val, be­comvent’s first en­trant in more ears. history’s any­thing to go by, ith a good chance. The last erry Muster en­trant, Kylie

pro­gram

this sig­nif­i­cant bench­mark­ing ac­tiv­i­ties while on the first mod­ule of the pro­gram and I had a light- bulb mo­ment where I re­alised that the most im­por­tant thing was to iden­tify what it is in your busi­ness that gives you the best re­turns – and work out what is hold­ing you back.

“I came home and be­gan Fer­gu­son ( for­merly McIntyre), took out the na­tional rodeo crown in 1992.

Horse­man­ship is a re­quire­ment of all rodeo quest en­trants and Katie has got that part of it tied up; she’s been com­pet­ing in bar­rel rac­ing events all around Queens­land since she was 10 years old.

The Ernest Henry Min­ing Curry Merry Muster Fes­ti­val kicks off in Clon­curry to­mor­row and runs till de­vel­op­ing a model that worked on im­prov­ing year- onyear and look­ing at our busi­ness an­a­lyt­i­cally. We ba­si­cally threw out the dogs and be­gan fat­ten­ing the ‘ cash cows’,” he said.

Rabobank’s pro­gram is for ru­ral en­trepreneurs in Aus­tralia and New Zealand. Sun­day. The line- up in­cludes a street pa­rade to­mor­row, bush po­ets break­fast on Fri­day morn­ing and live en­ter­tain­ment on Fri­day night.

Rodeo events start at noon on Fri­day and run through un­til Sun­day.

Katie will be com­pet­ing in the ladies bar­rel race to­mor­row, and will be fundrais­ing for the Miss Rodeo Aus­tralia quest through­out the week­end.

HEAD: Katie Scott is the Curry Merry Muster Fes­ti­val en­trant in the Miss Rodeo Aus­tralia quest.

Chris Lyne ( left) with Rabobank’s Thos Gieskes.

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