FREE ‘AG.Biz Ready’ Program open to all Northern Tablelands Farmers

20th Feb 2024

‘AG.Biz Ready Northern Tablelands’ is a FREE micro-learning program available to all young farmers operating across the Northern Tablelands in New South Wales. Registrations are now open with the first round of modules to be released on 2nd April 2024.
Funded by the Young Farmer Business Program, an initiative of the NSW Department of Primary Industries, ‘AG.Biz Ready Northern Tablelands’ is a Resilient Ready Business Community Resilience (BCR) Toolkit solution.
Emma Clifton, Young Farmer Business Program Project Officer said that they recognised the benefits of inter-generational learning and welcome all farmers from the Northern Tablelands.
“If you are a current or future farm owner, manager and operator or farm hand this program is just for you,” Emma said. “Focused on 5-minute intervals, this program is for every young farmer who thinks getting ‘future ready’ in business is too complex, expensive or time consuming.”
Resilient Ready Program Coordinator Bekah Baynard-Smith said that we are now living and working in a new era of compound disasters, and that taking time to work ‘on’ your farm business has never been more important - particularly for our young farming communities.
Delivered over 10-weeks, young farmers will benefit from:
10 micro-learning modules relevant to regional business needs
2-minute video case studies in each module filmed with a local business peer
Workshops in Inverell, Walcha and online to build connections and support shared success
Module topics include: linchpin, getting the right insurance, cybersecurity, financial viability, happy at work, business networks, financial hardship, the right team, transforming what you know and disasters can bring opportunities.
All participants build a tailored online Toolkit across the 10-weeks which includes simple worksheets and blogs to help young farmers take small steps towards thriving in the good times, and surviving the hard times.