More dates

Farm Business Resilience Workshop Series

Event description


Are you looking to increase your farming skills and help build resilience in your property?  

This workshop series will help you develop an individualised action plan to make your farm business safe, productive and sustainable. 

Each workshop will be guided by industry specialists helping you understand your farm's strengths, weaknesses,
opportunities and threats. These workshops will help you set strategies and goals for successful farm business planning.

Participate in AT LEAST 4 of the 5 workshops (feed budgeting OR 
water security workshop optional) and receive a free one on one session with a farm business consultant at your property!


1. FEED & YOUR FARM with LISA WARN ~ Friday, 19th April ~ 9:30am-1pm, Kergunyah Hall.

Knowing how much feed you have for your stock is a vital part of a successful & sustainable farm enterprise. Get out in the paddock with industry expert Lisa Warn to:

  • Understand livestock feed demands & pasture targets for over the year
  • Assess pastures for feed quantity & quality
  • Learn how to calculate your pasture growth rates & plan your grazing accordingly
  • Construct feed budgets
  • Apply tools to calculate supplementary feed requirements.
  • Learn about options to manage seasonal variation in feed supply

2. WATER SECURITY with KERRIE GOSCHNICK ~ Tuesday, 14th May ~ 9:30am-1pm, Kergunyah Hall.

How much water do you have, how much do you need and how long will it last? Join Agriculture Victoria's farm water expert 
Kerrie Goschnick for this not to be missed workshop.  You will learn all about: 

  • Water quality and infrastructure
  • Water and stock productivity
  • Calculating how much water you have, how much you need & how long what you have will last
  • Managing your farm dam

3.ANIMAL HEALTH PLANS with Greg Ferrier Friday, 14th June ~ 9:30am-2pm, Osbornes Flat Hall.

An animal health plan is an important tool for landholders to minimise biosecurity risks and increase animal performance.

This is an interactive workshop with a local vet and AgVic animal health expert where you will:

  • Identify animal health issues, such as diseases and parasites & learn about prevention and treatment solutions.
  • Learn about timing for joining, weaning, and marking/tagging for animal health, performance and fertility
  • Create an animal health plan for your herd. 
  • Find out how your animal health plan is part of your biosecurity plan
  • Learn about what records you need to keep and the systems you can use to comply with regulations and the Livestock Production Assurance program.

4. SAFE CATTLE HANDLING ~Friday, 26th July~ 10am-2:30pm, Mt Beauty Neighbourhood Centre and local property
Join us in the cattle yards with stock handling expert Byron O'Keefe to learn about:

  • Low stress stock handling techniques
  • Stock behaviour
  • Stock yard safety
  • Stock yard infrastructure 

5. FARM FINANCE with Chris Mirams ~ Friday, 23rd August, 9:30am-1pm (venue to be confirmed)

Do you have the right business plan? Do you have the correct insurance? What can you claim/not claim on tax? 

  • All of these questions and more will be answered in this workshop with farm finance expert Chris Mirams to help you understand farm insurance and your tax obligations    

    BOOK FOR THE WHOLE PACKAGE (select the package ticket) OR BOOK FOR INDIVIDUAL WORKSHOPS (select individual workshop tickets).



    ~ Morning tea and lunch provided at each event

    ~Physical Fitness level required: EASY ( Walking/standing for a period of 2 hours or more required)

    ~Biosecurity: There will be a biosecurity foot-wash when we go on site. We ask all attendees to please make sure their footwear and vehicles are free from any weed seeds and pathogens before entering the property.


    ~Wear sturdy, enclosed shoes and weather appropriate clothing, sun protection, and a raincoat or umbrella in case of showers

    ~ Water bottle, notepad and pen

    ~If you are unwell on the day please remain at home in consideration of the health of others

    Due to our limited funding it is difficult to cater for every dietary requirement at our events. If you have  dietary requirements other than vegetarian please bring your own food and drink. 


    For further information or queries contact Chontelle (KCLG Project Officer)   ~  0491 624 943

    The Farm Business Resilience Program is jointly funded through the Australian Government’s Future Drought Fund and the Victorian Government’s Future Agriculture Skills Capacity Fund.

    The Feed Budgeting and Water Security workshops are supported by the Victorian Government through the Connecting Communities with Biodiversity in the Kiewa River Catchment Project.

    This activity is funded by Agriculture Victoria and Meat & Livestock Australia – supporting Victorian producers measure, monitor and manage key profit drivers and risks to improve their business performance.


    Note - Information collected by KCLG is collected for the purposes of event registration, insurance and emergency contact purposes on the day of an event. Your information will remain private and will not be shared with any Third Parties.


      Kiewa Catchment Landcare Groups (KCLG) may use photos taken of you at this event to publicise the event and may retain the photos for future possible use in other projects. This can only occur with your approval, which will be collected during your registration. Please read the below participant photography consent statement carefully. 

      By agreeing to having photos taken during this event you give consent to KCLG freely using your photographic image without any personal compensation or remuneration. You also relinquish and waive any current or future rights in connection with the photos, including any intellectual property rights you may have in the photos. Your consent is subject to KCLG not using your image in a negative, unethical or defamatory manner, or for commercial gain or political purposes. The photos remain the property of KCLG and any personal details linked to the photos will be kept confidential and not used for any other purpose

    Powered by

    Tickets for good, not greed Humanitix dedicates 100% of profits from booking fees to charity