Lismore hosts first young farmer business group workshop

4 young farmers are smiling as they huddle around a mobile phone

The NSW Department of Primary Industries (DPI) Young Farmer Business Program will host the first young farmer business group coaching workshop, this weekend in Lismore.

The program is available for young farmers and fishers, to help grow their businesses and give them the skills to make the right business decisions.

Young Farmer Business Program Manager, Alexandra Hicks said the program is led by business coaching experts and will provide opportunities for participants to share and learn from each other’s experiences.

“This great program is creating opportunities for young farmers and fishers to enter into or expand their existing business by helping them to improve critical business skills,” Ms Hicks said.

“The six month Group Coaching program, in partnership with the Agribusiness Development Institute, will help young farmers and fishers to develop, grow and lead their business to wherever they wish to take it.

“The participants will learn systems to set their business up for success and create a plan to get there.”

“I encourage any young farmer or fisher to register for this unique business coaching opportunity.”

Participants will learn more about growing a business, financials, setting goals, personal growth and motivation, while breaking down business jargon that can be a barrier for people starting or developing an enterprise.

The program is open to young farmers and fishers, aged 18-40 years old, who have an active ABN registered in NSW.

The program costs $499 per person with early bird rates at $399 per person ($199 for 2nd person in the same business).

Travel and accommodation subsidies are available for people who live in remote areas.

The DPI Young Farmer Business Program – Group Coaching will be held this Saturday 6th and Sunday 7th July at the Lismore Gateway Motel; Wagga Wagga on Thursday 25 July and Friday 26 July at the Mantra Pavilion Hotel and Dubbo on Wednesday 31 July and Thursday 1 August 2019 at the Lazy River Estate.

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