Twenty young farmers are meeting in Dubbo this week as part of a coaching program run by the NSW Government Department of Primary Industries Young Farmer Business Program.

The program, in partnership with the Agribusiness Development Institute, aims to help young farmers and fishers develop, grow and lead their business to wherever they wish to take it.

Member for Dubbo Dugald Saunders said the face to face workshop marks four months of the six-month program.

“This great program is creating opportunities for young farmers and fishers to enter into or expand their existing business by helping them to improve critical business skills and learn systems to set their business up for success,” Mr Saunders said.

“The Business School has combined face to face workshops, online learning modules, group coaching calls, and webinars, as well as offering travel subsidies, to ensure the program is accessible as possible.

“Participants have also been able to access expert advice about running their business, setting goals and their own personal growth, development, and motivation,” said Mr Saunders.

The Dubbo based program is one of three Business Schools run by the Young Farmer Business Program across the state this year, with Schools also being held in Moree and Lismore.

The program was open to farmers and fishers aged 18-35 years old and has covered topics such as fundamentals to manage staff and contractors, managing cash flow and finance, time management and marketing.

More information is available on the Young Farmer Business Program website.