Calling Young Farmers and Fishers!

About the Conference

If you're a young farmer or fisher - or dreaming of being one - don't miss the Young Farmer Business Program Conference! 

Learn more about the drivers of successful primary production businesses, the support services available and practical steps you can take to achieve your dream. Hear from experts on finance, negotiation and planning, as well as from people who have made the successful journey as young entrants to the industry.  

A great line up of speakers include Mark Bouris of The Mentor; former Wallaby Stirling Mortlock; and succession specialist Isobel Knight.  

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Speakers

MARK BOURIS Executive Chairman, Yellow Brick Road

Why farmers need to be entrepreneurs to succeed

CHRIS HELDER Speaker & Author  

  The Simple Shift - How useful thinking changes the way you see everything  

Choosing your future is all about having belief systems that support you. It's not about being "positive", but rather asking questions of yourself such as, "What is the most useful thing to believe about this situation?" and "What is the most useful thing that I could do today to get me closer to where I want to be?"  

Positive thinking is about a feeling, while Useful Belief is all about "action”.  

STIRLING MORTLOCK Former Wallabies, Brumbies & Rebels Captain 

From Wallaby captain to wealth advisor 

In order to achieve in any setting, whether it be sport, finance or agriculture it is essential to have clarity of purpose and aligning your actions accordingly. Knowing what you want to achieve, setting goals and then taking action to move toward those outcomes is the basis of success. Understanding that coping with adversity is part of the journey is also vital because often obstacles and challenges need to be overcome. Stirling draws on his sporting career as well as his experience in the wealth and finance sectors, to demonstrate that whilst the path may not be easy, it is possible.  

ISOBEL KNIGHT Succession Planner, ProAgtive

Stories of family succession and strategies to start the conversation

A lack of, or indeed poor, succession planning is one of the greatest risks to farming families and their businesses. Carving up the farm reduces the economic viability of farm businesses and while on paper seems fair, usually ends up being the reason for conflict in relationships and forced exits from agriculture. 

Therefore, starting those difficult conversations early is vital for our families on farm and off farm and for our rural communities.

ALLAN PARKER Managing Director, Peak Performance Development Pty Ltd 

Secrets to great communication and negotiating with your family

If you were only allowed to make four changes in your habitual, auto pilot behaviour, that would make not only a positive difference in how you and your family communicate, negotiate, get on with each other and lets through in reduces stress and tension for the rest of your life; what would they be?  

This workshop with behavioural scientist and international negotiator Allan Parker is going to address exactly that question. What are the four behaviours that you could change or do that would completely improve every family situation, negotiation and conversation for ever.  

NIGEL KERIN CEO and Manager, Kerin Agriculture

Your thoughts create your future. Boom or bust - the choice is yours

Managing animals, landscape, people, cashflow and headspace in an unknown climate requires many choices to be made. The decision-making process we use has important effects on our life and business.  

The five key elements to take into consideration for success in both aspects will be discussed.  

JILLIAN KILBY CEO & Founder, The Infrastructure Collaborative and The Exchange Dubbo 

Conference MC  

COREY HAGUE Communicator

Panel Moderator: A shearer, a beauty therapist & a tradie walk into a bar... tales of getting started.

OLYMPIA YARGER Insect Farmer 

Panellist  

PAUL AQUILINA Commercial Fisherman  

Panellist 

JARROD AMERY Mixed Farmer 

Panellist

Conference Information

Conference Venue

The conference is being held at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, located at 155 Darling Street Dubbo, in the city's CBD and within walking distance of shops and cafes.

Car parks are available, adjacent to the south and north of the facility with a total of 100 car spaces including 5 accessible car spaces. On-street parking is also available in nearby Darling, Church and Talbragar Streets and Carrington Avenue. Time restrictions may apply, please refer to parking signs.

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Conference Information

Conference Venue

The conference is being held at the Dubbo Regional Theatre and Convention Centre, located at 155 Darling Street Dubbo, in the city's CBD and within walking distance of shops and cafes.

Car parks are available, adjacent to the south and north of the facility with a total of 100 car spaces including 5 accessible car spaces. On-street parking is also available in nearby Darling, Church and Talbragar Streets and Carrington Avenue. Time restrictions may apply, please refer to parking signs.

Getting to Dubbo

Dubbo is centrally located in Central West NSW, approximately 5 hours drive from Sydney.

Flying The Dubbo airport is only 5km from the city centre and there are a number of airlines which service the region, including Qantas, Regional Express, Fly Corporate, FlyPelican and Airlink. Please check their websites for flight details and schedules.

Taxis Dubbo is serviced by Dubbo Radio Cabs: 131 008 Direct Bookings: (02) 6325 0097 

Driving Dubbo's location on the Newell, Mitchell and Golden Highways makes it an easy destination to reach via road. A town map can be found here

Accommodation

Nearby accommodation includes: 

Quest Dubbo 22 Bultje Steet, Dubbo Ph: (02) 5809 8600  

Blue Diamond Motor Inn 113 - 115 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo Ph: (02) 6882 0666  

Endeavour Court Motor Inn 94 - 98 Bourke St, Dubbo Ph: (02) 6881 1000 

Matilda Motor Inn 231 Darling Street, Dubbo Ph: (02) 6882 3944 

Green Gables Motel 134 Bourke St, Dubbo Ph: (02) 6882 5588

About Dubbo

Dubbo is in the heart of regional NSW, located on the banks of the beautiful Macquarie River. It's a thriving city, offering many unique tourism opportunities, and great places to shop and dine for visitors. Among its most well-known attractions is the award winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo, which is home to hundreds of rare animals. The city is also home to high quality restaurants and cafes and charming country pubs, and it's central business district offers both large and boutique shopping experiences.  

Further information about Dubbo's attractions can be found at the Visitor Information Centre's website at dubbo.com.au

Services

Dubbo Base Hospital Myall Street, Dubbo. 

Western Plains Pharmacy 62 Windsor Parade, Dubbo 

Priceline Pharmacy 86 Macquarie St, Dubbo  

Orana Mall Shopping Centre 56 Windsor Parade, Dubbo 

Riverdale Shopping Centre 49 - 65 Macquarie Street, Dubbo 

Dubbo Square 177 Macquarie Street, Dubbo

Getting to Dubbo

Dubbo is centrally located in Central West NSW, approximately 5 hours drive from Sydney.

Flying The Dubbo airport is only 5km from the city centre and there are a number of airlines which service the region, including Qantas, Regional Express, Fly Corporate, FlyPelican and Airlink. Please check their websites for flight details and schedules.

Taxis Dubbo is serviced by Dubbo Radio Cabs: 131 008 Direct Bookings: (02) 6325 0097 

Driving Dubbo's location on the Newell, Mitchell and Golden Highways makes it an easy destination to reach via road. A town map can be found here

Accommodation

Nearby accommodation includes: 

Quest Dubbo 22 Bultje Steet, Dubbo Ph: (02) 5809 8600  

Blue Diamond Motor Inn 113 - 115 Wingewarra Street, Dubbo Ph: (02) 6882 0666  

Endeavour Court Motor Inn 94 - 98 Bourke St, Dubbo Ph: (02) 6881 1000 

Matilda Motor Inn 231 Darling Street, Dubbo Ph: (02) 6882 3944 

Green Gables Motel 134 Bourke St, Dubbo Ph: (02) 6882 5588

About Dubbo

Dubbo is in the heart of regional NSW, located on the banks of the beautiful Macquarie River. It's a thriving city, offering many unique tourism opportunities, and great places to shop and dine for visitors. Among its most well-known attractions is the award winning Taronga Western Plains Zoo, which is home to hundreds of rare animals. The city is also home to high quality restaurants and cafes and charming country pubs, and it's central business district offers both large and boutique shopping experiences.  

Further information about Dubbo's attractions can be found at the Visitor Information Centre's website at dubbo.com.au

Services

Dubbo Base Hospital Myall Street, Dubbo. 

Western Plains Pharmacy 62 Windsor Parade, Dubbo 

Priceline Pharmacy 86 Macquarie St, Dubbo  

Orana Mall Shopping Centre 56 Windsor Parade, Dubbo 

Riverdale Shopping Centre 49 - 65 Macquarie Street, Dubbo 

Dubbo Square 177 Macquarie Street, Dubbo