The Grains Industry Farm Business Strategic Review rolled out across South Australia recently, with families from across the state taking part in Strategic Briefings. Families from the Eyre Peninsula, Mid North, Yorke Peninsula, Mallee and South East regions participated in the briefings which were held held at Wudinna on Tuesday 6 March; Clare on Wednesday 7 March and Keith on Thursday 8 March.
South Australian grains farming families only have until February 28 to register for the new Grains Industry Farm Business Strategic Review, with places filling fast for the subsidised business training program.
A new project which aims to help producers transition the management of family farms to the next generation will be rolled out by Rural Business Support in the South East region this month.
Family businesses in South Australia’s grains industry will be better equipped to grow and create jobs through the rollout of the Grains Industry Farm Business Strategic Review – a partnership between Rural Business Support (RBS), Primary Industries and Regions SA (PIRSA), Grain Producers SA (GPSA) and the Grains Research and Development Corporation (GRDC).
This National Agriculture Day Rural Business Support is paying tribute to the resilience of South Australia’s primary production sector.
Resilience in the rural sector has remained a key theme for many South Australian producers in the past 12 months, with another year of extreme weather conditions and, for some, the continued aftermath and recovery from the devastating Pinery fire in 2015.
As the farming business skills required in the context of today’s global framework become more broad and complex, Rural Business Support (RBS) is seeking a new Board Member to support the not-for-profit’s role in helping primary producers meet the challenges of this changing face of agribusiness.
An innovative pilot program which aims to improve farm gate returns for pork producers will be launched today at Mannum by Rural Business Support.
DIVERSIFYING their business helped South East dairyfarmers Lorraine and Brian Robertson remain in the industry when dairy giants Murray Goulburn and Fonterra dropped prices to below the cost of production in 2016.
THE SOUTH Australian dairy industry is set to benefit with a $120,000 expansion of the Dairy Farm Strategic Review program in 2017.