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Our Resilient Farming Business

A pilot programme preparing you and your farming businesses to grow through change

The next drought is coming, prices will swing and regulations will tighten.

Uncertainty and risk are not new. But the pace and scale of change facing Kiwi farmers and growers is.

Navigating your farming business through this accelerating change starts at the kitchen table, with the accounts open and the confidence to make good decisions, whatever comes your way.

Building financial and personal resilience is about developing your capability to adapt and seize new opportunities when change happens.

Resilience is a skill. It can be learnt. It starts with investing time in preparation - identifying potential risks and opportunities ahead of time, training your decision-making skills, preparing an action plan and knowing where to find tools and support.

Supported by the Ministry for Primary Industries, this free programme will support farming and growing New Zealanders to cultivate the financial and personal resilience needed to thrive in the face of accelerating change.

Format

As a pilot programme, you will be supporting us to test this first-iteration alongside other farmers and growers in your group.  The focus is on designing and delivering the best quality programme and your feedback on what works well and what needs improvement is critical.

The pilot programme consists of two face-to-face full day modules, one month apart.  The programme also includes self-directed pre-module and inter-module work to help participants get the most out of the programme.

Thanks to support from the Ministry for Primary Industries 'Our Resilient Farming Business' pilot programmes are free to attend.

Participants

Our Resilient Farming Business pilot programmes are for farming and growing business owners and managers interested in building their financial and personal adaptability in changing environments.  Participants must have:

  • Financial responsibility for a farming business (or farming business unit)
  • An existing budget
  • The ability to create and monitor a  budget
  • The ability to read financial accounts (including a balance sheet and a profit and loss statement)

Schedule & registration

There are 2 different participant types (Farming women attending as individuals and farming partnerships attending together) and 3 different groups (Sheep and/ or beef, Dairy and Pan-sector) we're looking for to attend these pilot programmes.  The table below outlines this and the locations for each, click on the link to register for the programme suited to you.  Only one partner needs to register for the partnership programmes.

PARTICIPANT TYPE LOCATIONS DATES SECTOR PLACES AVAILABLE REGISTER
Farming and growing women Winton Module 1: Wednesday 30th June
Module 2: Wednesday 28th July
Sheep and/or beef - 8 participants Click here to register
Dairy - 8 participants Click here to register
Ashburton Module 1: Wednesday 7th July
Module 2: Wednesday 4th August
Sheep and/or beef - 8 participants Click here to register
Dairy - 8 participants Click here to register
Tauranga Module 1: Wednesday 30th June
Module 2: Wednesday 28th July
Horticulture - 16 participants Click here to register
Farming and growing partnerships
(men and/or women)
Balclutha Module 1: Thursday 1st July
Module 2: Thursday 29th July
Sheep and/or beef - 4 partnerships Programme now full
Dairy - 4 partnerships Programme now full
Amberley Module 1: Thursday 8th July
Module 2: Thursday 5th August
Sheep and/or beef - 4 partnerships Click here to register
Dairy - 4 partnerships Click here to register
Feilding Module 1: Wednesday 7th July
Module 2: Wednesday 4th August
Pan-sector - sheep and/or beef, 3 partnerships Click here to register
Pan-sector - dairy - 3 partnerships Click here to register
Pan-sector - horticulture/arable/other - 2 partnerships Click here to register
Hastings Module 1: Thursday 8th July
Module 2: Thursday 5th August
Pan-sector - sheep and/or beef, 3 partnerships Click here to register
Pan-sector - dairy - 3 partnerships Click here to register
Pan-sector - horticulture/arable/other - 2 partnerships Click here to register

 

If you have any questions about which programme is right for you please call us on 06 370 2568.

No places available?

If the programme you wanted to register for is full or there isn't one running in your area, please click on the relevant link below to register as an enquirer ane we will get in touch if a place becomes available, or if more programmes are scheduled in your area:

Click here for individual attendee programmes

Click here for partnership programmes


 


Outcomes for participants

Farmers and growers will leave the pilot programme with an action plan and the tools and confidence to reduce risk, build agility and cultivate resilience in their farming or growing business.This outcome is the result of developing:

  1. An open and positive mindset that embraces change.
  2. A clear picture of what a resilient farming or growing business looks like.
  3. Simple frameworks that build personal and financial resilience.
  4. An understanding of how lenders assess and measure financial resilience.
  5. A measure of the financial resiliency of your business.
  6. Your business resiliency action plan (reviewed with other farmers).
  7. An understanding of how your personal/team resilience attributes impact your decision-making.
  8. Access to tools and support networks that will help build resilience.

Through new skills, connections and planning, the programme will support farmers to feel more confident in their ability to deal with uncertainty and risk.

 

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