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AGRIBUSINESS EDUCATION INVITE Seminars for dairy farm business owners. These focus on business, financial and strategic planning training. Click for further information and to register  
Two Agribusiness seminars to be held across several locations in Ireland this autumn. You might be interested in 1.      Registering for the Business Brush-up seminar 2.      Attending the two-day Strategic Management seminar to sit down with your spouse (where relevant) to refresh your 5-year plan, goals and            actions for your life and business 3.      Passing this invite onto other people who might also gain from attending eg your discussion group, farmer friends, wider family members These courses are being provided by Lynaire Ryan, an Agribusiness Consultant, based in New Zealand. “Dr Pat Dillon, Teagasc, has encouraged me to bring these business seminars to Ireland. Since 1997 I have been involved in developing and facilitating seminars for dairy farm business owners in NZ and Ireland. These focus on business, financial and strategic planning training. Examples include: DairyNZ’s Mark and Measure - over 2500 dairy farmers have attended these highly acclaimed seminars Irish Wealth Creation - 16 day course – attended by over 200 farmers Bank of New Zealand Farm Business Growth Programme – two day courses We would like to offer you the opportunity to attend one or both seminars in Autumn 2018. We highly recommend attending both seminars. We strongly encourage spouses (where relevant) to attend the Strategic Management seminar.
Click to register https://macra.ie/macra-skillnet
For further information contact Lynaire Ryan, Agribusiness Consultant, email lynaire1@yahoo.com

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2018 Positive Farmers

Dairy Conference Programme

Radisson Blu Hotel, Cork. Jan 10th & 11th 2018

Registration, refreshments and networking

Day 1 - Wednesday 10th January 2018

Join us for complimentary Tea/Coffee & Finger Food, before you set off home   Thank you for coming and we wish you a healthy and prosperous Year  
9:50-11:00 11:00-12:30 12:30-13:45 13:45-15:45 15:45-16:15 16:45-17:30 19:30-01:00
9:40 - 9:50
9:00 - 9:40

Day 2 - Thursday 12th January 2017

Conference Opening

- Chairman Justin McCarthy

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Chair  Justin McCarthy
Lunch and networking
Chair  Paidi Kelly
Chair  Jack Kennedy

Day 2 - Thursday 11th January 2018

Registration, refreshments and networking

8:30 - 9:00
Chair  John McNamara
 9:00- 10:40 10:40- 11:10 11:10- 12:40 12:40 - 13:45 13:45 - 15:15 15:15- 16:10 16:10 - 16:20 16:20 …….
- Chairman Justin McCarthy
Lunch and networking
Chair  Kevin Twomey
Market Outlook  -   Jim Woulfe,   CEO of Dairygold                                                                                                                                 Good financial management is key in taking decisive actions and making good decisions
Session 4.     Our Story
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Succession  -    Sian BushellSian Bushell Associates                                                                                                       
Session 2.   Getting in and out of farming
Session 1.    Money and markets
Managing Prudently in Good Times  -  Dr. Pat Dillon, Being prudent when milk price is good and profitable when milk price is bad.
Such an important but often neglected  part of every farming business
Living the dream – different paths to being your own boss Group presentation - Shared Vision Discussion Group                                                                                                        
Session 3.     Strategic development
Positioning yourself and your business for strategic growth   –  John Moloney,                                                                                                 
Chair  Michael Murphy
Our Story  -     Padraig, Ena & Mark Collins                                                                                                           From West Cork to Kilkenny - growing the family farm while keeping a good work/life balance
My Story  -     Chris Procter    Mount Gambier, South Australia   From New Zealand to Australia  - running multiple, profitable  and labour friendly farms 500km from home.                                                                                                     
Working smarter not harder  - John McNamara how to reduce hours per cow         – audience participation                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                      
Session 5.     Improving labour efficiency
Managing multiple units profitably with employees on a 40 hour week and only 11 hours/cow/year                                                                                                                                                 
Session 6.     Managing yourself before managing others
Becoming an employer of choice  –  Nollaig Heffernan,                                                                                                  Your Staff - your greatest asset
Developing yourself  –  Holly Beckett,  Focussed Farmers                                                                                              How to train your mind to achieve your personal goals with less stress
- Chairperson  Roberta McDonald
- Chairperson  Roberta McDonald
Session 7.     Breeding for excellence & performance
“Heterosis” - What the hell is it? - Dr. Donagh Berry,                                                                                                              Bursting the myths about hybrid vigour
- Chairman Mike Magan
My Breeding Policy  -    Eddie O’Donnell,   How I pick bulls and get cows in calf                                                                                                      
Session 8.     Profitable and sustainable dairy farming
Consistently delivering a net profit of €3,000/ha                              - Aidan Brennan,  Irish Farmers Journal                                                                                                        How to set up a farm business to generate high profits/ha
Complimentary Finger Food and networking
Session 9.     Key messages to take home
Taking action  -     Heather Wildman,                                                                                                                       
- Consultant, Saviour associates 

Places are limited - so Book Now!

This a a Conference not to be missed!

- Chris Procter
Conference Networking Dinner
Networking drinks reception
Networking drinks Reception 
19:00

Refreshments and networking

Refreshments and networking