Course helps kickstart careers in agriculture

Young people (aged 18 to 35) working in agriculture in the Goulburn Broken Catchment are invited to apply for an intensive short course that aims to help them “kickstart” their career in the sector.

Goulburn Broken Catchment Management Authority (CMA) Regional Landcare Facilitator Ashley Rogers said the four-day Kickstart Your Future in Agriculture course would be a great way for partipants to build their networks, get inspired and take their farming business to the next level.

“We’ve got two terrific presenters - Dr Kristy Howard and Cynthia Mahoney,” Ms Rogers said. “Both of them have a long involvement in supporting leadership and personal development and have worked with rural businesses, farmer businesses and government agencies with great success and results.”

Topics covered during the course include:
• The art and benefits of networking to build your career and business
• Marketing yourself and your business without the ‘sell’
• Achieving a balance between business, family and life
• Understanding your personality and strengths and how to handle conflict and difficult situations
• Using strategic planning, goal setting and risk management to build your career and business
• Characteristics of successful rural businesses and visit to a successful farming business
• Making money work for your farming business.

The course will be held in Euroa over four days: August 8-9, August 29 and October 3. Expressions of interest close July 18.

Thanks to funding from the Australian Government’s National Landcare Programme, course fees are $285 per person (normally valued at $2850), which covers:
• workshops over four days
• morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea
• networking dinner (excluding drinks)
• course notes, guides and planning templates.

Please note that course fees do not include accommodation or travel costs to Euroa to attend the course.

Training organisation 4 Up Skilling is offering the short course on behalf of the Goulburn Broken CMA and completion of the course can contribute to the Certificate IV in Agriculture. The course is also supported by the Victorian Farmers Federation’s Young Agribusiness Professionals Network.

For more information or to apply, follow this link, or contact Ashley Rogers on 5764 7507.