Two day farm business workshop to be held in Benalla
MANSFIELD producers have the opportunity to increase their business and industry knowledge when Meat and Livestock Australia (MLA) head to Benalla next month.
Business Edge is a comprehensive two-day workshop run by MLA for owners and managers of farm businesses with grazing enterprises.
Specifically designed t o improve business skills and financial literacy, Business Edge workshops have been run across northern Australia since 2010.
During the two days, producers can expect to gain the knowledge and skills to:
set up and use management accounts;
interpret your financial statements and understand what they are telling you;
understand the key profit drivers for your whole business, herd and flock;
understand how to use the business to fund your family’s needs and aspirations;
allocate capital in a rational manner for a better return on investment; and
assess and manage financial risk.
The workshop will be presented by Adrian Kennelly of RMCG – an agricultural consultancy firm.
Mr Kennelly is also well known to many in the livestock industry, as a previous director of farm business management at Marcus Oldham College and convener of the Marcus Oldham Rural Leadership Program.
These days he is a specialist farm business management adviser, who consults to medium to large scale private farmers, agribusiness investors, agricultural industry groups and government agencies.
“Numbers per workshop are limited to ensure everyone who attends gets one-on-one attention and full value for their investment of time and money,” Mr Kennelly said.
Mr Kennelly will team up with well-known livestock consultant Phil Holmes to deliver the workshop.
Mr Holmes is well-known to many in the livestock industries for his vast knowledge and experience of livestock production, and as the co-founder of agricultural consulting firm, Holmes & Sackett.
The fee for t he t wo- day workshop is $1500 + GST, with discounts for early bird registrations and multiple members of the one farming business.
The fee includes a comprehensive set of course notes, a number of decision-support spread sheet tools to help apply the material learned to your business after the workshops, as well as lunch, and
morning and afternoon tea on both days.
Follow up is available to all participants.
Acknowledging t he fee, Mr Kennelly said he was so confident in the workshop’s value that a full guarantee was provided.
“Workshop f ees will be refunded in full if you are not completely
satisfied that the workshop has improved your business skills and financial literacy,” he said.
Registration is essential and can be done online at https:// www. surveymonkey. com/ r / BusinessEDGEVicTas.
Contact Adrian Kennelly for more information on 0427 679 041 or adri[email protected]