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Training Summary

More than 3,000 participants have attended 130 training activities with GBP Qld since 2008 in NSW and Qld regional centres. Grazing BMP training activities have been arranged in conjunction with CMA's, NRM groups, Landcare Groups, Best Practice Groups and other community groups. If you would like to attend the best training available in Australia with trainers who understand the industry and can impart valuable knowledge then call 1300 780872.

Healthy Soils Healthy Pastures

The HSHP two and one day courses work with farmers and graziers to create a sound understanding of the importance of improving soil health first and foremost by managing plants. Understanding how soils work is the key to future success. In a grazing system there are a number of strategies that can be utilised to improve plant health, soil health and profitability. This course will help you develop new and exciting strategies to achieve success as a rural business. The course will build a picture of agricultural best practice by connecting the linkages between soil health, vegetation health, water quality, biodiversity and landscape health. It will explain the impact of management on climate change in a rural production system and create a number of Best Practice strategies. The HSHP has a mix of good science, new innovations and hands on practical application of how graziers and farmers can develop a sustainable production system. The extended course also covers the topics of carbon management, compost teas and property planning to develop real management strategies.

Healthy Soils Healthy Crops

The HSHC has a focus on growing healthy cereal crops and can be tailored for one or two day programs. The course works with participants to create a sound understanding of the importance of managing soil and plants in a crop based production system. In a cropping system there are a number of strategies that can be utilised to improve plant health, soil health and profitability. This course will help you develop new and exciting strategies to achieve success as a farming business. It will compare the differences between various farming systems including organics, zero-till and biological farming. The course will build a picture of agricultural best practice by connecting the linkages between soil health, vegetation health, water quality, biodiversity and landscape health. It will explain the impact of management on climate change in a rural production system and create a number of Best Practice strategies. The HSHC has a mix of good science, new innovations and hands on practical application of how farmers can develop a sustainable production system. The extended course also includes the topics of carbon management, compost teas and property planning to develop real management strategies.

Strategic Planning

The Strategic Planning course works with participants to create a sound understanding of the importance of managing the business and to develop new and exciting strategies to achieve success as a rural business, from a business perspective. The course will build a picture of best practice by starting with participant visions. It will focus on the impact of climate change on rural business and enable participants to identify a clear direction for the future. You will learn skills in analysis, forward planning and goal setting.

Benchmarking – A Guide to Business Success

The Benchmarking – a guide to business success course is essential training for any rural business looking for future growth. The two day course is split into 2 individual days with the first day being an introduction to benchmarking and inputting data for both cropping and livestock businesses. The second day will be a review of the first day with all businesses having their own benchmarking data to discuss and compare. This is a truly interactive course with all businesses having real direction for the future.

Feed Budgeting

The Feed Budgeting course is an essential skill based course for any primary producer managing pasture based grazing systems. The major areas of the course include:

The one day program will assist you to understand the difference between carrying capacity and stocking rate, place a dollar value on pasture and develop strategies to maximize future production.

Communication in Business

The Communication in Business course workshop will be the most enlightening workshop you will attend this year. It is a stimulating 2 days of looking at and learning about the human mind, communication between yourself and others and assessing your personal direction. You will develop a picture of your preferred future and step out a series of goals to achieve your vision. You will learn about Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) and how your values, beliefs and emotions run your life. On day 2, you will learn techniques and processes which will allow you to control your actions and build your dreams. This really is a workshop which gets you out of your comfort zone and takes you to the next level. You can never keep on doing the same things you have always done after this workshop. You realize if you keep on doing the same thing, you will always get the same result. Go on – change your life NOW.

Succession Planning – The Future of the Family Business

The Succession Planning course is a one day program, aimed at assisting families in business to:

The program may be run as a family based workshop or a larger group process to enable a wider range of input from external speakers and specialists. We can tailor this course to your needs and the needs of your group.

Succession Planning

Succession Planning is one of the most important activities you and your family will undertake. It includes:

It is a part of every successful farming or grazing operation. In many cases once it started, it is as a simple as “Keep on Communicating” with everyone in the business and family to let them know what’s happening. Update the plan and be flexible.

The Grazing BestPrac programs include:

Stage 1 ‐ Introductory Succession Workshop

This is a one day forum with specialist speakers on the legal, financial and management aspects of succession planning. This forum is an excellent starting point for sourcing information on succession planning. You can also hear a range of ideas and questions in an open safe environment at a very low cost. Several hypothetical family scenarios will be used as a tool to establish different succession strategies. All family members will learn heaps.

Stage 2‐ Family Meetings/Conferences (facilitated)

A specialist facilitator will arrange a planned meeting where all family members are able to safely communicate their feelings and thoughts. This day will be more about sharing and establishing ground rules to enable the family to operate in the future. Discussions will include:

Stage 3‐ Ongoing Planning Meetings (facilitated and unfacilitated)

The third stage is about presenting the information required, so that everyone is operating at the same level. This will include presenting

Healthy Soils – Grazing and Cropping Management

This is an exciting new course focused on upskilling farmers and graziers in managing climate change, carbon, grass and productivity. It links the latest science and on farm practices to help participants create new strategies for pasture and soil management. As a stand‐alone course, it will assist you to make sense of the multitude of claims being made today. It’s like learning from the past, so we can make the future even better. This is a two day program that delivers both knowledge and skills.

The first day is aimed at showing participants how previous civilizations have succeeded and failed in developing sustainable agricultural practices. Then follow up with the latest science of soil microbes, mycorrhiza and then practical helps farmers and graziers to better understand the way our soils operate. The first part of this program will teach you the basics of property planning to manage climate change in the future. It will review some exciting concepts which are supported by science and practical hands on experience within Australia and overseas.

Whole Farm Planning for Phoenix

The first part of this program will teach you the basics of property planning to manage climate change. It will review some exciting concepts which are supported by good science and practical hands on experience within Australia and overseas. The second part of the program is dedicated towards developing a whole of farm plan on computer using Phoenix Farms as the base software. You will establish a clear vision for the property, clarify goals of development to manage climate change and an action plan to implement change. You will learn how to set up mapping functions using Phoenix and also have time to practice using many functions. These will include importing images, setting up layers, GPS data importing and exporting. You will also be able to import vegetation SHP information and print out maps. A special part of the program will include learning how to use a GPS (Garmin 62 or 78 series) effectively so you can import and export data. This will include the use of:

This will be a thoroughly interesting workshop which will assist you to establish a whole of Farm Plan. Workshop does not include software cost unless specifically stated.

Vegetation Management and PMAV

We have a specialist who can work with you to compile property maps of assessable vegetation (PMAV) as well as vegetation management plans and leasehold renewal documentation. We also have the ability to map your property on computer and train you and your staff in operating the software. So, please give us a call.

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