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East Gippsland Regional Landcare Facilitator

The Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) Program is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. RLF positions are hosted by a range of organisations all around Australia. In East Gippsland the RLF is hosted by...

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Succession Planning & its financial realities

Event updated by Emma Orgill. Dargo, Victoria, Australia, Thursday the 30th of October, 2014

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Succession Planning & its financial realities

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Succession Planning & its financial realities

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Thriving, not just surving - grazing managment day with Nigel Kerin Thriving, not just surving - grazing managment day with Nigel Kerin

Grazing Management – How can you take your business from surviving to thriving? “You must know your enemy well, your enemy isn’t drought, your enemy is a lack of cash-flow” - Nigel Kerin. Landcare is bringing Nigel Kerin, 2008 NSW farmer of the year, to East Gippsland this March. Events will be held at the Exhibition Centre, Orbost on the 28th, Bengworden Hall on the 29th and the Delegate Country Club on the 30th March. There will also be an evening event at Maffra on the 28th.

Since 2007, the Kerin’s have doubled the size of their property by purchasing and leasing neighbouring properties. They haven’t brought feed in from off farm, have consistently topped their ram sales, and watched their business grow every year. A succession plan is also in place with the management team consisting of a nephew and son.

Nigel is passionate about helping other farmers to get off the high input, high risk treadmill and will happily disclose his entire business operation – balance sheet, profit and loss, debt levels and debt servicing - to help convince others that it’s possible to strike a better balance and thrive in the farming game.

Delegate, New South Wales, Australia · 1 group leader · 6 months ago
Thriving, not just surving - grazing managment day with Nigel Kerin Thriving, not just surving - grazing managment day with Nigel Kerin

Grazing Management – How can you take your business from surviving to thriving?

“You must know your enemy well, your enemy isn’t drought, your enemy is a lack of cash-flow” - Nigel Kerin.

Landcare is bringing Nigel Kerin, 2008 NSW farmer of the year, to East Gippsland this March. Events will be held at the Exhibition Centre, Orbost on the 28th, Bengworden Hall on the 29th and the Delegate Country Club on the 30th March. There will also be an evening event at Maffra on the 28th.

Nigel Kerin will share the keys to his successful balance between profit, lifestyle, healthy environment and happy families. Hosting the day at Bengworden, will be Tim Lee from ABC TVs Landline.

Since 2007, the Kerin’s have doubled the size of their property by purchasing and leasing neighbouring properties. They haven’t brought feed in from off farm, have consistently topped their ram sales, and watched their business grow every year. A succession plan is also in place with the management team consisting of a nephew and son.

Nigel is passionate about helping other farmers to get off the high input, high risk treadmill and will happily disclose his entire business operation – balance sheet, profit and loss, debt levels and debt servicing - to help convince others that it’s possible to strike a better balance and thrive in the farming game.

For further information contact Emma Orgill on 5154 2867 or emma.orgill@fevl.org.au

Bengworden Road, Bengworden, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 6 months ago
Thriving, not just surving - grazing managment evening with Nigel Kerin Thriving, not just surving - grazing managment evening with Nigel Kerin

Where: Duart Homestead, Maffra When: Tuesday 28th March 2017, 6.00pm – 9.00pm Who: MC for the evening is Tim Lee from ABC TV’s Landline program
Cost: $15 per head subsidised for primary producers, $30 per head agency /industry staff (includes 2 course dinner, tea and coffee. Drinks at bar prices)

Nigel has successfully managed to transition from a high input, high risk cropping and grazing enterprise to a resilient, thriving grazing enterprise. Since 2007, the Kerin’s have doubled the size of their property, not brought feed in from off farm, have consistently topped their ram sales, and watched their business grow every year. Nigel is passionate about helping other farmers to get off the high input, high risk treadmill and will happily disclose his entire business operation – balance sheet, profit and loss, debt levels and debt servicing - to help convince others that it’s possible to strike a better balance and thrive in the farming game.

If interested in attending, please contact Carmen Lee on 0407 512 490 or carmenl@wgcma.vic.gov.au

Maffra, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 6 months ago
Thriving, not just surving - grazing managment day with Nigel Kerin Thriving, not just surving - grazing managment day with Nigel Kerin

Grazing Management – How can you take your business from surviving to thriving? “You must know your enemy well, your enemy isn’t drought, your enemy is a lack of cash-flow” - Nigel Kerin. Landcare is bringing Nigel Kerin, 2008 NSW farmer of the year, to East Gippsland this March. Events will be held at the Exhibition Centre, Orbost on the 28th, Bengworden Hall on the 29th and the Delegate Country Club on the 30th March. There will also be an evening event at Maffra on the 28th.

Since 2007, the Kerin’s have doubled the size of their property by purchasing and leasing neighbouring properties. They haven’t brought feed in from off farm, have consistently topped their ram sales, and watched their business grow every year. A succession plan is also in place with the management team consisting of a nephew and son.

Nigel is passionate about helping other farmers to get off the high input, high risk treadmill and will happily disclose his entire business operation – balance sheet, profit and loss, debt levels and debt servicing - to help convince others that it’s possible to strike a better balance and thrive in the farming game.

Orbost, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 6 months ago
Farming for the future - farming opportunities in changing seasonal conditions Farming for the future - farming opportunities in changing seasonal conditions

2016 was a year of floods, torrential rains, droughts, fire, and massive storms. In East Gippsland the anecdotal evidence is that our seasons are changing. New pest plants and animals are appearing, the annual temperature is increasing, and the winters are wetter. Robert Faggian believes this could be a time of opportunity for East Gippsland farmers, if they are ready and plan for it.

Associate Professor Robert Faggian has been involved with The Agriculture Industry Transformation – Gippsland (AIT-G) Project since 2009. Originally the project was a group effort between the Gippsland Local Government Network, scientists from the Victorian Department of Primary Industries, and the University of Melbourne. The aim was to take a broad look at the opportunities for agricultural development across the Gippsland region. As the project developed, industry bodies added their support; including, Dairy Australia, Murray Goulburn, NAB Rural, Rabobank, and Dyers Transport. Currently the AIT-G Project is being run by Deakin University, where Robert Faggian is an Associate Professor with the Centre for Regional and Rural Futures.

In February, Landcare is bringing Mr Faggian to East Gippsland where he will give a 2 hour presentation on the findings from The Agriculture Industry Transformation – Gippsland (AIT-G) Project. This is a great opportunity for East Gippsland farmers to discover what to expect in the future, and opportunities that could be available.

Orbost, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 8 months ago
Financial & Succession Planning Information Session Financial & Succession Planning Information Session

Speaking on the day will be Bairnsdale based Peter Pauwels from Rural Financial Counselling and local chartered accountant Colin Wright. Peter will discuss how to avoid some of the common mistakes people make when planning for the future, while laying out the options available to East Gippsland farmers. He will also talk about the importance of communication and how to actually start this difficult conversation with your family. Peter recommends that if you are planning to start this process, then the whole family should attend this information session.

Colin will follow with information about tax, Centrelink, and some of the problems that can arise from inadequate succession planning. He plans to clarify the issue of capital gain tax, income tax, livestock and equipment disposal, while discussing the best way to deal with GST. Both Colin and Peter will be available for questions after the two hours.

Tailor-made for East Gippsland Farmers, the information session will be a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has ever wondered what options are available, how to actually start the succession process, and what are the potential economic opportunities and pitfalls associated with it.

Meerlieu, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 2 years ago
Financial & Succession Planning Information Session Financial & Succession Planning Information Session

Speaking on the day will be Bairnsdale based Peter Pauwels from Rural Financial Counselling and local Orbost chartered accountant Andrew Martin. Peter will discuss how to avoid some of the common mistakes people make when planning for the future, while laying out the options available to East Gippsland farmers. He will also talk about the importance of communication and how to actually start this difficult conversation with your family. Peter recommends that if you are planning to start this process, then the whole family should attend this information session.

Andrew will follow with information about tax, Centrelink, and some of the problems that can arise from inadequate succession planning. He plans to clarify the issue of capital gain tax, income tax, livestock and equipment disposal, while discussing the best way to deal with GST. Both Andrew and Peter will be available for questions after the two hours.

Tailor-made for East Gippslanders, the information session will be a wonderful opportunity for anyone who has ever wondered what options are available, how to actually start the succession process, and what are the potential economic opportunities and pitfalls associated with it.

Genoa, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 2 years ago
Succession Planning & its financial realities

This event has been deferred for next year - dates to be determined.

Cann River, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 3 years ago
A Date with Dick Richardson A Date with Dick Richardson

Dick Richardson will present a full day grazing workshop in conjunction with Far East Victoria Landcare, Maffra and District Landcare, and the East Gippsland Regional Landcare Facilitator. “Farmers are constantly looking for better ways to manage their resources, and grazing management is a critical element in land management”. At the workshop, Dick will show you how you can increase sheep and cattle production by running a lower cost business through: increasing pasture utilization; encouraging pasture growth and increasing the duration of the green season. He will explain grazing tools such as: simple feed budgeting, stocking density and rest, priority grazing & sabbath paddocks.

227 Woodcote Road, Perry Bridge, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 3 years ago
A date with Dick Richardson A date with Dick Richardson

Dick Richardson will present a full day grazing workshop in conjunction with Far East Victoria Landcare, Maffra and District Landcare, and the East Gippsland Regional Landcare Facilitator. “Farmers are constantly looking for better ways to manage their resources, and grazing management is a critical element in land management”. At the workshop, Dick will show you how you can increase sheep and cattle production by running a lower cost business through: increasing pasture utilization; encouraging pasture growth and increasing the duration of the green season. He will explain grazing tools such as: simple feed budgeting, stocking density and rest, priority grazing & sabbath paddocks.

All workshops will run from 9am – 4:30pm. The cost will be $35 for one person or $50 for two and will include lunch and morning & afternoon tea. Please RSVP as spaces will be limited

Dick Richardson has over 20 years practical first-hand experience in training, facilitating and consulting farming businesses around the world, including US, UK, Australia and Africa. His speciality is grazing management, ecological practices and ‘making more with less costs’. Dick’s practical experience was gained running his 7000ha livestock business in the Vryburg district, South Africa. He is currently living in N.S.W. and is the manager of Margan Pastoral Company’s 2200ha Boorowa properties and also runs his own 800ha block nearby. Dick is especially adept at balancing animal performance and ecological improvement with quality of life issues. .

310 Jarrahmond Road, Jarrahmond, Victoria, Australia · 1 group leader · 3 years ago
Group location
84a Nicholson St, Orbost, Victoria, Australia

The Regional Landcare Facilitator (RLF) Program is a national program funded by the Australian Government Department of Agriculture. RLF positions are hosted by a range of organisations all around Australia. In East Gippsland the RLF is hosted by Far East Victoria Lanadcare (FEVL).

The role of the Regional Landcare Facilitators is to work with community members, community groups and other regional partners to increase their capacity and uptake of sustainable agriculture through increasing: • Community awareness • Skills and knowledge • Confidence and capacity • Participation in and adoption of sustainable agriculture practices