Farm business updates fixed

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The four grower bars are deployed to start the trial on Yuna Community Crop.
Camera IconThe four grower bars are deployed to start the trial on Yuna Community Crop. Credit: Justine Rowe

Cunderdin, Kojonup and Yuna have been selected to host the Grains Research and Development Corporation’s one-day farm business updates in February.

Held three weeks before GRDC’s two-day flagship event, the GRDC Research Updates on February 26 and 27, the smaller-scale regional events provide a forum for growers and advisers to learn from industry professionals.

The farm business updates are separate to GRDC’s regional grains research updates, penned in for Northampton, Darkan and Corrigin on February 23, 28 and March 1 respectively.

An identical program has been created for Cunderdin and Kojonup’s farm business updates with the seven-speaker program set to include talks on social media, intergenerational farming, mental fortitude and digital data, among other topics.

The Yuna event will be slightly different, with seven talks about multi-peril crop insurance, refocusing after a difficult year, and developing an off-farm business.

Programs for the regional grains research updates, which tradition-ally feature some of the same speakers as the GRDC Research Updates in Perth, will be finalised in coming weeks.

GRDC western regional panel chairman Peter Roberts said the farm business updates would cover issues relevant to many growers’ businesses.

“Including succession planning, managing risk, and developing emotional and mental fortitude,” he said.

“I encourage growers and industry people to attend a farm business update event near them, to benefit from the information delivered and the networking opportunities provided.”

Each of the farm business updates will be held from 9am to 4.30pm.

To find out more, visit the GRDC website at www.grdc.com.au/events or www.orm.com.au.

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